Barry Larkin went 5 for 5 on Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Cinergy Field against San Diego Padres. Matt Clement started that day for the Padres. Brandon Kolb and Carlos Almanzar also pitched for San Diego that day. The Reds went on to win that game 11 to 5. Ron Villone got the win and Elmer Dessens got the save.
Batting 2nd that day in the batting order, Larkin went on to hit 5 times with 2 home runs, 4 RBIs and 4 runs. Pokey Reese, Ken Griffey, Dante Bichette, Dmitri Young, Sean Casey, Aaron Boone and Ed Taubensee were in the starting lineup that day with Larkin.
Of course we all know that Barry Larkin is a very hot topic right now and many Reds fans want to know if he will be voted into the Hall of Fame. I would love to see Larkin in the Hall of Fame this year because I remember seeing him play when I first started off as a Reds fan. He is one of the reasons I am a Reds fan. He is up against some top players all deserving to be in the Hall of Fame but as a Reds fan I really hope Barry Larkin gets in this year, it will give Reds fans even more to cheer for in 2012. For more information about the 2012 Hall of Fame results check out Better Off Red.
Barry Larkin going 5 for 5 on the Cincinnati Reds.
Date Tm Opp Rslt AB R H HR RBI 2000-06-24 CIN SDP W 11-5 5 4 5 2 4