Barry Larkin elected to baseball Hall of Fame

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.

ST. LOUIS - FILE: Shortstop Barry Larkin #11 of the Cincinnati Reds fields a ball against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 18, 2004 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. It was reported that former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame January 9, 2012. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
FILE: Reds SS Barry Larkin Elected To Hall of Fame
ST. LOUIS - FILE: Shortstop Barry Larkin #11 of the Cincinnati Reds fields a ball against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 18, 2004 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. It was reported that former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame January 9, 2012. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Reds' Barry Larkin hits his 30th home run of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, Sept. 22, 1996, in Cincinnati. Larkin became the first shortstop in Major League history to hit at least 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
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Cincinnati Reds' Barry Larkin hits his 30th home run of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, Sept. 22, 1996, in Cincinnati. Larkin became the first shortstop in Major League history to hit at least 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Cincinnati Reds' Barry Larkin is safe at home as Florida Marlins catcher Gregg Zaun makes the late tag May 14, 1998, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)
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Cincinnati Reds' Barry Larkin is safe at home as Florida Marlins catcher Gregg Zaun makes the late tag May 14, 1998, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)
CHICAGO - FILE: Barry Larkin #11 of the Cincinnati Reds overthrows first base early during a game against the Chicago Cubs on July 21, 2004 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. It was reported that former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame January 9, 2012. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
FILE: Reds SS Barry Larkin Elected To Hall of Fame
CHICAGO - FILE: Barry Larkin #11 of the Cincinnati Reds overthrows first base early during a game against the Chicago Cubs on July 21, 2004 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. It was reported that former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame January 9, 2012. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - FILE: Barry Larkin #11 of the Cincinnati Reds focuses on home plate as he prepares for a play during the interleague game against the Texas Rangers at the Great American Ball Park on June 17, 2004 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was reported that former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame January 9, 2012. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
FILE: Reds SS Barry Larkin Elected To Hall of Fame
CINCINNATI, OH - FILE: Barry Larkin #11 of the Cincinnati Reds focuses on home plate as he prepares for a play during the interleague game against the Texas Rangers at the Great American Ball Park on June 17, 2004 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was reported that former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame January 9, 2012. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Reds' Barry Larkin is safe at home as Florida Marlins catcher Gregg Zaun makes the late tag May 14, 1998, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)
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Cincinnati Reds' Barry Larkin is safe at home as Florida Marlins catcher Gregg Zaun makes the late tag May 14, 1998, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)
CHICAGO - FILE: Barry Larkin #11 of the Cincinnati Reds overthrows first base early during a game against the Chicago Cubs on July 21, 2004 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. It was reported that former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame January 9, 2012. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
FILE: Reds SS Barry Larkin Elected To Hall of Fame
CHICAGO - FILE: Barry Larkin #11 of the Cincinnati Reds overthrows first base early during a game against the Chicago Cubs on July 21, 2004 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. It was reported that former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame January 9, 2012. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - FILE: Barry Larkin #11 of the Cincinnati Reds focuses on home plate as he prepares for a play during the interleague game against the Texas Rangers at the Great American Ball Park on June 17, 2004 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was reported that former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame January 9, 2012. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
FILE: Reds SS Barry Larkin Elected To Hall of Fame
CINCINNATI, OH - FILE: Barry Larkin #11 of the Cincinnati Reds focuses on home plate as he prepares for a play during the interleague game against the Texas Rangers at the Great American Ball Park on June 17, 2004 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was reported that former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame January 9, 2012. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - FILE: Barry Larkin #11 of the Cincinnati Reds overthrows first base early during a game against the Chicago Cubs on July 21, 2004 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. It was reported that former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame January 9, 2012. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
FILE: Reds SS Barry Larkin Elected To Hall of Fame
CHICAGO - FILE: Barry Larkin #11 of the Cincinnati Reds overthrows first base early during a game against the Chicago Cubs on July 21, 2004 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. It was reported that former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame January 9, 2012. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - FILE: Barry Larkin #11 of the Cincinnati Reds focuses on home plate as he prepares for a play during the interleague game against the Texas Rangers at the Great American Ball Park on June 17, 2004 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was reported that former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame January 9, 2012. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
FILE: Reds SS Barry Larkin Elected To Hall of Fame
CINCINNATI, OH - FILE: Barry Larkin #11 of the Cincinnati Reds focuses on home plate as he prepares for a play during the interleague game against the Texas Rangers at the Great American Ball Park on June 17, 2004 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was reported that former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame January 9, 2012. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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