Larkin named grand marshal of opening-day parade

Barry Larkin acknowledges fans before the Cincinnati Reds Legends Game at Great American Ball Park on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Great American Ball Park. David Jablonski/Staff

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Barry Larkin acknowledges fans before the Cincinnati Reds Legends Game at Great American Ball Park on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Great American Ball Park. David Jablonski/Staff

Hall of Famer Barry Larkin is the grand marshal of the Findlay Market Opening Day parade on April 12, officials announced Wednesday.

Larkin, who spent his entire 19-year MLB career with the Reds, was a key cog of the 1990 team that won the World Series. He’s currently a member of the Bally Sports Ohio broadcast team.

This will be the first Opening Day parade since 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Reds open the season on the road April 7 at Atlanta. The home opener vs. Cleveland is at 4:10 p.m., April 12, at Great American Ball Park. The Opening Day parade begins at noon.

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