Barry Larkin Elected to the Hall of Fame

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.

G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2180 9057 7937 1329 2340 441 76 198 960 379 77 939 817 .295 .371 .444 .815 116 3527 178 55 59 67 66
162 673 590 99 174 33 6 15 71 28 6 70 61 .295 .371 .444 .815 116 262 13 4 4 5 5
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/9/2012.

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.

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