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2012 Baseball Hall Of Fame Results Announced: Barry Larkin In, Larry Walker Gains Votes

Former Colorado Rockies outfielder Larry Walker saw his Hall of Fame vote total increase to 23 percent of ballots. Barry Larkin was the only player elected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

The 2012 Baseball Hall of Fame results were announced and Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was elected with 86 percent of the vote. Larkin was a career .295/.352/.444 hitter in 19 seasons. He was a 12-time All-Star and the 1995 National League MVP, the same year that the Colorado Rockies' Dante Bichette finished second. Larkin also won three Gold Gloves and nine Silver Sluggers.

He and Ron Santo (Veterans Committee choice) will be the only players inducted as part of the class of 2012. Larkin made it on his third try.

Former Rockies outfielder Larry Walker was in his second try on the ballot and he went up from 20.3 percent to 23 percent. Walker played 17 seasons, 10 for the Rockies. He was a career .313/.400/.565 hitter with 383 home runs. Walker won the 1997 National League MVP, was a five-time All-Star and won seven Gold Gloves. However, Walker is haunted by voters who don't like that he played most of his career in the pre-humidor Coors Field.

But the bright spot here is that Walker's voting total went up and the voters will need to deal in the coming years with many players that they have cast suspicion on since the pall of PEDs is growing larger.

Name Votes Yrs on
ballot
Barry Larkin 495 (86.4%) 3
Jack Morris 382 (66.7%) 13
Jeff Bagwell 321 (56.0%) 2
Lee Smith 290 (50.6%) 10
Tim Raines 279 (48.7%) 5
Alan Trammell 211 (36.8%) 11
Edgar Martinez 209 (36.5%) 3
Fred McGriff 137 (23.9%) 3
Larry Walker 131 (22.9%) 2
Mark McGwire 112 (19.5%) 6
Don Mattingly 102 (17.8%) 12
Dale Murphy 83 (14.5%) 14
Rafael Palmeiro 72 (12.6%) 2
Bernie Williams 55 (9.6%) 1
Juan Gonzalez 23 (4.0%) 2
Vinny Castilla 6 (1.0%) 1
Tim Salmon 5 (0.9%) 1
Bill Mueller 4 (0.7%) 1
Brad Radke 2 (0.3%) 1
Javy Lopez 1 (0.2%) 1
Eric Young 1 (0.2%) 1
Jeromy Burnitz 0 (0%) 1
Brian Jordan 0 (0%) 1
Terry Mulholland 0 (0%) 1
Phil Nevin 0 (0%) 1
Ruben Sierra 0 (0%) 1
Tony Womack 0 (0%) 1

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