The BBWAA elected former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin to the Hall of Fame today. His name was on 86% of writer's ballots and was the only one to receive the necessary 75% to be inducted. Larkin was 12 time all-star and won the 1995 NL MVP as a member of the Reds.
The BBWAA notes that the 24% increase from 2011 to 2012 is the largest increase with at least 400 ballots.
Also receiving at least 50% of the votes were Jack Morris (66.7%), Jeff Bagwell (56.0%), and Lee Smith (50.6%). Notable former Rangers on the ballot were Rafael Palmeiro (12.6%), Juan Gonzalez (4.0%) and Ruben Sierra (0.0%). Gonzalez and Sierra did not receive the necessary 5% to remain on the 2013 ballot.