Barry Larkin Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Here are the Baseball Hall Of Fame voting results for 2012. This year will see the enshrinement of Reds shortstop Barry Larkin, a worthy Hall Of Famer and a scary N.L. Central opponent for Pirates pitchers in the 1990s. Players who got less than the necessary 75 percent of the vote but more than 50 percent are, in order, Jack Morris, Jeff Bagwell, Lee Smith, Tim Raines and Alan Trammell. This will come as no shock to serious baseball fans, but that order doesn't make much sense. There isn't much reason not to enshrine Bagwell (another fearsome N.L. Central opponent) besides totally unsubstantiated steroid suspicions. And anyone who thinks Morris or Smith are half as deserving as Raines or Trammell probably needs their heads examined. Nonetheless, Larkin is a very deserving pick.

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To no one's surprise, none of the three former Pirates on the ballot (Jeromy Burnitz, Terry Mulholland and Tony Womack) received any votes.

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Check out Bucs Dugout's interview with Barry Larkin here.

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