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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 b...
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