Shortstops Concepcion, Larkin to toss Opening Day first pitches - Tucson News Now

Concepcion, Larkin to toss Opening Day first pitches

Barry Larkin and David Concepcion will toss out Opening Day pitches on March 31. Provided by the Cincinnati Reds. Barry Larkin and David Concepcion will toss out Opening Day pitches on March 31. Provided by the Cincinnati Reds.
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Dave Concepcion and Barry Larkin will throw out simultaneous first pitches on Opening Day, the Reds announced Tuesday.

The Reds play the St. Louis Cardinals at 4:10 p.m. March 31 at Great American Ball Park.

Concepcion spent his entire 19-season major league career with Cincinnati and was inducted in the Reds Hall of Fame in 2000. His jersey No. 13 was retired by the Reds in 2007. He also will serve as the grand marshal of the 95th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade at noon March 31.

Larkin played his entire 19-year career with the Reds and was a member of the Reds Hall of Fame Class of 2008. In 2012, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. and his jersey No. 11 was retired by the Reds.

Larkin will co-host ESPN's "Baseball Tonight" pregame show with Karl Ravich and John Kruk live from noon to 1 p.m. on Opening Day from Crosley Terrace outside the front gates to Great American Ball Park.

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