In a long overdue move, the Cincinnati Reds will retire Barry Larkin's No. 11, the team announced in a press release...
National Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin’s career with the Cincinnati Reds will be honored with “11 Days of Larkin," a series of celebrations from August 16-26 that will include the retirement of his uniform number 11 on Saturday, August 25. That pre-game ceremony at Great American Ball Park will begin at 3:00 p.m., preceding that afternoon's 4:05 p.m. game vs the Cardinals.
Larkin’s #11 will be the 10th jersey number retired by the Reds, joining Fred Hutchinson’s #1, Johnny Bench’s #5, Joe Morgan’s #8, Sparky Anderson’s #10, Dave Concepcion’s #13, Ted Kluszewski’s #18, Frank Robinson’s #20, Tony Perez’s #24 and Jackie Robinson’s #42.
The August 25 game's festivities will include a block party at The Banks beginning at 1:00 p.m., hosted by the Reds Community Fund and featuring a post-game performance by Barry and Lisa Larkin’s daughter Cymber, an international recording artist who performs under the name CymcoLe.
“My family and I are very excited about the special celebration in Cincinnati. Since January, the entire Hall of Fame experience has been a dream for us, and the upcoming weekend will be a fitting end to an incredible summer," Larkin said. "I am going to be very excited and humbled when my uniform number is retired next to those of players I grew up admiring and respecting. I’m looking forward to celebrating this honor with my hometown fans. I want this to be a celebration about all Cincinnatians who have made the city proud.”
COMPLETE DETAILS (Reds.com)