Baseball Hall of Famer and Cincinnati Reds legend Barry Larkin will be staying on board with his colleagues at ESPN for the foreseeable future. The famed hitter has re-signed with ESPN. He has signed a new multiyear extension that will see him serving as analyst on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight. The new deal also includes appearances on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball’s pre-game show. The Sunday Night Baseball pre-game show airs every Sunday night at 7pm.
Both sides were excited about the new deal. Larkin expressed his pleasure at getting the deal done and about remaining at ESPN in a statement. “Baseball Tonight provides me with the opportunity to teach fans and viewers about the game that I love,” he said. “I’m excited to continue my television career at ESPN and be a part of a dedicated team of professionals who love the game of baseball.”
The feeling was mutual on the side of ESPN. Network VP of Production Mike McQuade shared his thoughts on getting Larkin re-signed. “Having a Hall of Famer like Barry Larkin on your roster helps fulfill our goal to serve fans with experience, insight and expert analysis and he contributes to what is the deepest roster of MLB commentators anywhere.”
Larkin joined the ESPN Baseball Tonight staff in 2011. In that time, he has served as studio analyst on Baseball Tonight and to ESPN’s Spring Training. His credits also include serving as an analyst for the College World Series. Before retiring, Larkin was a twelve-time MLB All-Star. He also helped lead the Cincinnati Red to the MLB Championship in 1990. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 2012
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