BARRY LARKIN – HOW HE STACKS UP

From Reds Director of Media Relations Rob Butcher

Barry Larkin…

Is the third player and fifth Greater Cincinnati native elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame but the first voted in by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America…local players Buck Ewing (East End) and Jim Bunning (Southgate) were elected by the Veterans Committee, as were manager Miller Huggins (Avondale) and commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis (Millville)…of the 207 former players selected, Larkin is 1 of only 48 who spent his entire Hall of Fame career with 1 team…Johnny Bench and Bid McPhee are the only other Hall of Famers who spent their entire careers with the Reds.

In 2008 was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame.

Was a 12-time National League All-Star…5 times was voted to the All-Star Game’s starting lineup…9 times was named to The Sporting News’ NL All-Star Team…3 times was named to The Associated Press’ Major League All-Star Team.

In 1995 was the National League’s Most Valuable Player…4 times received the Ernie Lombardi Award as the Reds’ regular-season Most Valuable Player, including their 1990 World Series championship season.

Won 9 Louisville Silver Slugger Awards and 3 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards.

In the last 15 seasons of his career, 9 times was the top-rated shortstop in the league in Elias Sports Bureau’s rankings.

Finished his 19-year career with a batting average of .295 in 2,180 games…hit at least .300 nine times.

Is the only shortstop in Major League history with at least 2,300 hits, 190 home runs and 370 stolen bases…is 1 of only 18 players ever to appear in at least 2,000 games at shortstop.

Was successful on 83 percent of his stolen bases attempts (379-456), the fourth-highest mark since caught stealing information has been compiled (1951) and the best rate among all players from 1986-2004 whose primary position was shortstop.

Played all 19 of his Major League seasons with the Reds…was team captain from 1997 through his final season in 2004.

In 1996 became the first shortstop in Major League history to produce 30 homers and 30 steals in the same season…is 1 of only 7 NL shortstops with 30 homers in a season…holds the Reds’ single-season record for HR by a SS (33, 1996).

Hit .300 from 1989-93 to become the first shortstop in 40 years to hit at least .300 in 5 straight seasons.

Won the Roberto Clemente Award in 1993 and the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award in 1994.

According to baseball historian Bill James is “one of the 10 most complete players in history” and the sixth-greatest shortstop ever behind Hall of Famers Honus Wagner, Arky Vaughan, Cal Ripken Jr., Robin Yount and Ernie Banks and just ahead of Ozzie Smith…is included in Bill Deane’s book The Top Ten Baseball Shortstops of All-Time.


Career Statistics of Barry Larkin and Hall of Fame Shortstops*

BATTING AVERAGE
Wagner, Honus .329
Vaughan, Arky .318
Jennings, Hughie .314
Sewell, Joe .312
Appling, Luke .310
Cronin, Joe .301
Davis, George .297
Boudreau, Lou .295
LARKIN, BARRY .295
Jackson, Travis .291
Young, Robin .285
Ward, John .283
Bancroft, Dave .279
Ripken, Cal .276
Banks, Ernie .274

HITS
Wagner, Honus 3430
Ripken, Cal 3184
Yount, Robin 3142
Appling, Luke 2749
Davis, George 2683
Aparicio, Luis 2677
Maranville, Rabbit 2605
Banks, Ernie 2583
Smith, Ozzie 2460
LARKIN, BARRY 2340
Wallace, Bobby 2308
Cronin, Joe 2285
Sewell, Joe 2226
Reese, Pee Wee 2170
Ward, John 2151

RUNS
Wagner, Honus 1740
Ripken, Cal 1647
Yount, Robin 1632
Davis, George 1546
Ward, John 1403
Reese, Pee Wee 1338
Aparicio, Luis 1335
LARKIN, BARRY 1329
Appling, Luke 1319
Banks, Ernie 1305
Smith, Ozzie 1257
Maranville, R. 1255
Cronin, Joe 1233
Vaughan, Arky 1173
Sewell, Joe 1141

DOUBLES
Wagner, Honus 651
Ripken, Cal 603
Yount, Robin 583
Cronin, Joe 515
Davis, George 444
LARKIN, BARRY 441
Appling, Luke 440
Sewell, Joe 436
Banks, Ernie 407
Smith, Ozzie 402
Aparicio, Luis 394
Wallace, Bobby 388
Boudreau, Lou 385
Maranville, Rabbit 380
Vaughan, Arky 356

HOME RUNS
Banks, Ernie 512
Ripken, Cal 431
Yount, Robin 251
LARKIN, BARRY 198
Cronin, Joe 170
Jackson, Travis 135
Reese, Pee Wee 126
Wagner, Honus 101
Vaughan, Arky 96
Aparicio, Luis 83
Davis, George 73
Boudreau, Lou 68
Sewell, Joe 49
Appling, Luke 45
Rizzuto, Phil 38

RBI
Wagner, Honus 1732
Ripken, Cal 1695
Banks, Ernie 1636
Davis, George 1437
Cronin, Joe 1424
Yount, Robin 1406
Wallace, Bobby 1121
Appling, Luke 1116
Sewell, Joe 1055
LARKIN, BARRY 960
Jackson, Travis 929
Vaughan, Arky 926
Reese, Pee Wee 885
Ward, John 867
Jennings, Hughie 840

STOLEN BASES
Wagner, Honus 722
Davis, George 631
Smith, Ozzie 580
Ward, John **569
Aparicio, Luis 506
LARKIN, BARRY 379
Jennings, Hughie 374
Tinker, Joe 337
Maranville, Rabbit 291
Yount, Robin 271
Reese, Pee Wee 232
Wallace, Bobby 208
Appling, Luke 179
Rizzuto, Phil 149
Bancroft, Dave 145
** Career statistics incomplete

Major League Shortstops From 1986-2004 (* Hall of Famer)

BATTING AVERAGE
Jeter, Derek .315
Rodriguez, Alex .305
LARKIN, BARRY .295
Fernandez, Tony .288
Smith, Ozzie* .278
Vizquel, Omar .275
Vizcaino, Jose .272
Ripken, Cal* .271
Sanchez, Rey .271
Dunston, Shawon .270

HOME RUNS
Rodriguez, Alex 381
Ripken, Cal* 323
Valentin, Jose 226
LARKIN, BARRY 198
Bell, Jay  195
Hernandez, Jose 159
Jeter, Derek 150
Dunston, Shawon 146
Blauser, Jeff 122
Gagne, Greg 109

RBI
Ripken, Cal* 1304
Rodriguez, Alex 1096
LARKIN, BARRY 960
Bell, Jay  860
Fernandez, Tony 772
Valentin, Jose 722
Vizquel, Omar 715
Jeter, Derek 693
Dunston, Shawon 650
Clayton, Royce 627

WAR
LARKIN, BARRY 68.9
Rodriguez, Alex 67.2 
Jeter, Derek 43.2
Garciaparra, N. 41.5
Smith, Ozzie* 41.2
Trammel, Alan 37.9
Vizquel, Omar 36.3
Valentin, John 30.0
Tejeda, Miguel 28.0
Bordick, Mike 24.4
Larkin 6th all-time among SS

RUNS
LARKIN, BARRY 1329
Ripken, Cal* 1216
Vizquel, Omar 1129
Bell, Jay  1123
Rodriguez, Alex 1121
Jeter, Derek 1037
Fernandez, Tony 952
Clayton, Royce 803
Valentin, Jose 781
Smith, Ozzie* 741

HITS
Ripken, Cal* 2434
LARKIN, BARRY 2340
Vizquel, Omar 2147
Fernandez, Tony 2041
Bell, Jay  1963
Jeter, Derek 1734
Rodriguez, Alex 1707
Guillen, Ozzie 1630
Clayton, Royce 1598
Dunston, Shawon 1532

DOUBLES
Ripken, Cal* 455
LARKIN, BARRY 441
Bell, Jay  394
Fernandez, Tony 377
Vizquel, Omar 348
Rodriguez, Alex 309
Clayton, Royce 291
Jeter, Derek 283
Dunston, Shawon 280
Gagne, Greg 280

TRIPLES
Fernandez, Tony 78
LARKIN, BARRY 76
Bell, Jay  67
Guillen, Ozzie 60
Dunston, Shawon 58
Vizquel, Omar 54
Clayton, Royce 50
Gagne, Greg 47
Vizcaino, Jose 45
Jeter, Derek 42

STOLEN BASES
LARKIN, BARRY 379
Vizquel, Omar 318
Smith, Ozzie* 308
Fernandez, Tony 228
Rodriguez, Alex 205
Clayton, Royce 202
Jeter, Derek 201
Dunston, Shawon 201
Guillen, Ozzie 162
Valentin, Jose 125

ON-BASE PCT.
Jeter, Derek .385
Rodriguez, Alex .381
LARKIN, BARRY .371
Blauser, Jeff .354
Smith, Ozzie* .354
Weiss, Walt .351
Fernandez, Tony .349
Bell, Jay  .343
Vizquel, Omar .341
Ripken, Cal* .337

OPS
Rodriguez, Alex .995
Garciaparra, N. .919
Jeter, Derek .848
LARKIN, BARRY .815
Valentin, John .814
Franco, Julio .810
Tejada, Miguel .807
Trammell, Alan .790
Yount, Robin* .790
Valentin, John .773
Larkin 8th all-time among SS

FIELDING PCT.
Ripken, Cal* .983
LARKIN, BARRY .975
Clayton, Royce .974
Guillen, Ozzie .973
Gagne, Greg .973
Minimum 1,600 games at SS

1 Comment

Thank you for posting this. Great work. Congrats Barry Larkin. 2012 is going to be a great year for the Reds!

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