NEW YORK (January 9, 2012) -- Barry Larkin has been elected to baseball's Hall of Fame.
The shortstop received 86 percent of the vote in balloting announced Monday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, well above the necessary 75 percent. Larkin was on the ballot for the third time after falling 75 votes short last year.
He will be inducted on July 22 at Cooperstown along with the late Ron Santo, elected last month by the Veterans Committee.
Next year's ballot figures to be the most controversial, with Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Mike Piazza, Craig Biggio and Curt Schilling eligible for the first time.