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Former baseball stars to visit Taiwan

Former baseball stars to visit Taiwan

Washington, Jan. 28 (CNA) Former Major League Baseball player Barry Larkin will visit Taiwan Feb. 1-7 as a sports envoy and will conduct baseball clinics around the country, the U.S. Department of State said Thursday.
Larkin, a retired shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds, will be accompanied by Joseph Logan, a former Montreal Expos pitcher.
The two veterans are scheduled to conduct six baseball clinics and visit schools, orphanages and social service organizations in Taipei and Kaohsiung. They will also attend an exhibition baseball game between two Taipei high schools. Larkin played shortstop for the Reds from 1986 through 2004. He was a key member of the Reds' 1990 World Series championship team and was named the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1995.
This year, his first year of eligibility, Larkin placed fifth in the balloting for inclusion in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
(By Zep Hu and Y.L. Kao)




Updated : 2021-03-01 00:42 GMT+08:00