Barry Larkin Only Player Voted Into Hall of Fame for 2012

With 86.4% of the vote, Barry Larkin will join Veteran’s Committee selection Ron Santo as the only two inductees in the National Baseball Hall of Fame this season. He easily surpassed the needed 75% for induction and will be enshrined on July 22 in Cooperstown.

Just missing out on induction was Jack Morris, who got 66.7% of the vote in his 13th year on the ballot. From there, there were plenty of players in striking distance: Jeff Bagwell (56%), Lee Smith (50.6%), Tim Raines (48.7%) and Edgar Martinez (36.5%).

The Outside Corner held their own vote on the subject, with six players getting in by the 75% mark of 6 out of 8 votes. Of the ones that were close on the ballot, only Bagwell, Raines and Martinez got close on the actual Hall of Fame vote.

Obviously, there will be a lot more to come out later today on the subject, and expect a lot of analysis on the voting process and the snubs from The Outside Corner today and throughout this week.

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I'm the managing editor of Awful Announcing and the news editor of The Comeback. I also made The Outside Corner a thing for six seasons.