Found January 09, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was the lone player elected into baseball's Hall of Fame on Monday. Larkin spent all 19 seasons of his career with the Reds. He received 86.4 percent of the vote by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Larkin was the 1995 National League MVP, a 12-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner. In 1996, he became the first shortstop to join the 30-30 club. Larkin finished his career with a .295 average, 2,340 hits, 198 homers and 379 stolen bases. Notable names that failed to get the required votes for election this year included: Jack Morris, Lee Smith, Jeff Bagwell, Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro.Larkin, who works for ESPN and is a spring training instructor for the Reds, will be inducted July 22 in Cooperstown, N.Y. The late Ron Santo, elected by the Veterans Committee, will also be honored.
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