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In his third year on the ballot, shortstop Barry Larkin has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Larkin, a lifetime Cincinnati Red who played from 1986-2004, was named on 86 percent of the Baseball Writers' Association of America's ballots; the threshold to receive the call to Cooperstown is 75 percent.
Larkin finished his career with a .295 average, .444 slugging percentage and .815 OPS. He had 2,340 hits and 960 RBI, was a 12-time All Star and won the NL MVP in 1995.
He joins Ron Santo, who breezed in with 15 votes from the 16-member Golden Era Committee that met at baseball's winter meetings.
Santo was a nine-time All-Star, hit 342 home runs and won five Gold Gloves. He was a Cubs broadcaster for two decades.
Also entering the Hall in 2012 is FOX broadcaster and former catcher Tim McCarver, who in December won the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence.
Toronto Sun writer Bob Elliott has been named the 2012 J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner, presented annually by the BBWAA for meritorious contributions to baseball writing.
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Shortstop Barry Larkin has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame after earning 86 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Larkin will be the only inductee voted in this year after earning the necessary 75 percent of votes needed for admission to the Hall. He will join Ron Santo, who was elected by the Golden Era committee. The former Cincinnati...
The Baseball Writers' Association of America has announced that longtime Cincinnati Red, Barry Larkin, has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The 47-year-old will be inducted on July 22, 2012 in Cooperstown, New York along with the late Ron Santo. Santo was elected in December 2011 by the Golden Era committee.
Larkin enters the Hall on his third year of eligibility...
The Hall of Fame announced today that former Reds shortstop Barry Larkin will be the only inductee in the Class of 2012 alongside the late Ron Santo. Larkin was a 12 time All-Star for the Reds and the winner of the 1995 NL MVP Award and is one of a dying breed. He played all 19 years of his career with the Cincinnati Reds. Larkin had Here's what he had to say about the...
More here. Larkin and the late Ron Santo will be the only inductees this year.Congratulations to Larkin, who has good career numbers. On my (virtual) ballot I thought him short of the Hall, but many other writers thought differently.Tim Raines wuz robbed! Get ready to hear that a lot this week.And there was no love for Bill Mueller, but we expected that.Maybe Bagwell was robbed too...
With 86.4% of the vote, Barry Larkin will join Veteran's Committee selection Ron Santo as the only two inductees in the National Baseball Hall of Fame this season. He easily surpassed the needed 75% for induction and will be enshrined on July 22 in Cooperstown.Just missing out on induction was Jack Morris, who got 66.7% of the vote in his 13th year on the ballot. From there,...
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The late Ron Santo has company: As expected, Cincinnati Reds shortstop great Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday.
Barry Larkin will be inducted July 22 in Cooperstown along with the late Ron Santo, elected last month by the Veterans Committee.
The longtime Reds shortstop was the only player elected by baseball writers, and will join the late Ron Santo, who was elected by the veterans committee last month.
CSN: Barry Larkin and the family of Ron Santo will be honored in Cooperstown this summer. But the volume will be turned up as the steroid issue moves to the front of the discussion for the class of 2013,which includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mike Piazza.
Let the agonizing begin. Now that we know the 2012 Hall of Fame class - Barry Larkin and Ron Santo - we can look ahead to the next ballot that will include Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mike Piazza, all...