Larkin surpassed all of Lou Gehrig's school batting records as a switch-hitting third
baseman at Columbia, and never hit below .302 in the minors. The line-drive hitter
splits his time between DH and first base, where he backs up Kent Hrbek. Larkin was
hit by 15 pitches in 1988 to lead the AL.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»October 27, 1991: The Twins become World Champions with a 1-0 victory in 10 innings behind Jack Morris's masterful pitching. Gene Larkin's single off Alejandro Pena scores Dan Gladden with the game's only run. The game is the first Game seven to go into extra innings since the Senators-Giants Series in 1924. Morris is named the Series MVP for the Twins, who win all four games in the Metrodome while losing all three in Atlanta. Four of the seven games are decided on the final pitch, while five are decided by a single run, and three in extra innings. All are Series records.