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Larkin broadcasts Reds game for Rights weekend

CINCINNATI (AP) - Shortstop Barry Larkin got death threats when he spoke out against racial bias during Marge Schott's ownership of the Cincinnati Reds, showing him firsthand about prejudice.

Larkin is back in town this weekend to broadcast a Reds game for the first time as part of Major League Baseball's Civil Rights Game.

Larkin will do commentary for the MLB Network's broadcast of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

Larkin was the Reds' team captain in the 1990s, when Schott repeatedly made inflammatory comments and was repeatedly suspended by baseball.

Larkin didn't hide from the issue, and received death threats after speaking out against racism.

Larkin says Schott treated him and his family well.

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