The Graduate
Barry Larkin retains fond memories of Ann Arbor.

Feb. 8, 2012

He has won a World Series and a National League Most Valuable Player award. He is a 12-time All-Star whose baseball career reached its pinnacle January 9 with a berth in the Hall of Fame.

He has visited South Korea and Brazil as an envoy for the State Department and Major League Baseball. He has coached in China.

Yet Barry Larkin ('10) says his proudest accomplishment just might be returning to the University of Michigan 25 years after leaving campus and earning his bachelor's degree in communications in 2010.

"It's humongous to say I'm a Michigan grad," Larkin said in an interview just one day before his election to the Baseball Hall of Fame. "I'm really proud of it. I know there have been some pretty successful athletes to go back to college . It's not easy. It takes a lot of time. Baseball is very time consuming."

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