Barry Larkin elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Associated Press
FILE - In this July 28, 2004 file photo, Cincinnati Reds' Barry Larkin takes a curtain call after hitting a pinch-hit grand slam off St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Steve Kline in the fifth inning,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/David Kohl, 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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