Barry Larkin elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Associated Press
FILE - In this June 12, 1998, file photo, Cincinnati Reds' Barry Larkin connects on a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Larkin is the leading candidate to gain election to baseball Hall of Fame when voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America is announced. (AP Photo/Ken Levine, 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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