Posted January 10, 2012 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Barry Larkin elected to Baseball HOF

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“I was absolutely floored,” Larkin told ESPN when asked about his reaction upon receiving the call. “I’m just so, so proud.”

“It’s baseball immortality. It’s the pinnacle. It’s like winning the World Series,” Larkin told ESPN of his election.espn

After all the votes were in, the sole inductee in the Baseball HOF in Cooperstown was Cincinnati Reds SS Barry Larkin. It was his third year on the ballot, and he collected 495 of 573 ballots (86%) which was well above the 80% minimum. Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced the vote, yesterday. He played his entire career (1986-2004) with the Cincinnati Reds, and dominated with consistency and well-rounded ability. Larkin hit .295 with 198 home runs, 960 RBIs, 2,340 hits and 379 stolen bases. A 12-time All-Star, he won the 1995 NL MVP award, three Gold Gloves and the 1990 World Series. In 1996, he became the first shortstop to have 30 homers and 30 steals in a season. – espn Larkin is currently an ESPN Baseball analyst. Larkin will enter Cooperstown on July 22 along with the late Ron Santo and FOX broadcaster and former catcher Tim McCarver.