Ranking every Reds player who's had his jersey retired

Cincinnati Reds retiring Pete Rose's No. 14
Cincinnati Reds retiring Pete Rose's No. 14 / Joe Robbins/GettyImages
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4. Reds shortstop Barry Larkin (No. 11)

Barry Larkin was the greatest shortstop in Cincinnati Reds history, and one of the best to ever do it. Period! Larkin, who was born in Cincinnati, was beloved during his time as a Red, and is now serving as an analyst alongside John Sadak in the broadcast booth.

Larkin played college baseball for the University of Michigan and was a two-time All-American for the Wolverines. The Reds selected Larkin with the fourth-overall pick in the 1985 MLB Draft. Larkin debuted the following year, playing 41 games while drawing Rookie of the Year consideration. He finished seventh in the voting that season.

Larkin became the Reds starting shortstop the following season, and one year later had already made it to his first All-Star Game. Larkin won his first Silver Slugger Award in 1988 as well while slashing .296/.347/.429. Larkin also swiped 40 bags that year.

That season propelled Larkin to have one of the greatest career in Cincinnati Reds history. Over 19 years, all with the Redlegs, Larkin would go on to appear in 12 All-Star Games, win the Silver Slugger Award nine times, take home three Gold Gloves, and be crowned NL MVP in 1995.

Barry Larkin's jersey was retired by the Reds in 2012, the same year he was inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Strangely it took Larkin three tries to finally make it to Cooperstown despite being one of the best players to ever play the shortstop position.