This date 1986: Barry Larkin makes his debut with Reds


On this date: August 13, 1986

Barry Larkin made his major league debut in the Reds 8-6 win over the Giants at Riverfront Stadium.

It would be the first of 2,180 games in his Hall of Fame career.

Pinch-hitting for pitcher Rob Murphy, the Moeller product's RBI groundout scored Nick Esasky in the bottom of the 5th inning.

Reds TV analyst Chris Welsh made the start that night, getting a no decision.

The win went to John Franco and the savea to Ron Robinson

Boxscore HERE