Barry Larkin elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Associated Press
FILE - In this July 19, 2008 file photo, Cincinnati Reds' Hall of Fame 2008 inductee Barry Larkin holds up his plaque after ceremonies before a Reds and New York Mets baseball game in Cincinnati. Larkin has been elected to baseball's Hall of Fame. The shortstop received 86 percent of the vote in balloting announced Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. (AP Photo/ Tony Tribble, File)

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The former Cincinnati Reds shortstop was chosen on 495 of 573 ballots (86 percent) in voting announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, well above the necessary 75 percent. He will be inducted July 22 in Cooperstown along with the late Ron Santo, elected by the Veterans Committee.

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