Shane Larkin Picked Basketball Over Baseball

Shane Larkin, son of Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, had such coaches as Tony Perez and Pete Rose as a youngster, hanging around the Cincinnati Reds’ clubhouse, while his father was playing with the Reds. However, he ultimately chose basketball as his specialty, played point guard at the University of Miami, and is now poised to be selected in the upcoming NBA Draft.

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My book, Family Ties: A Comprehensive Collection of Facts and Trivia About Baseball’s Relatives, has a chapter about MLB players whose relatives chose to play professional sports other than baseball.


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