Former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, according to the organization’s official Twitter account.
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This was Larkin’s third time on the Hall of Fame ballot. Last year he received 62.1% of the vote. This year he received 86.4%.
Larkin played 19 seasons with the Reds, earning trips to 13 All-Star games over the course of his illustrious career. In total he collected 2,340 hits and stole 379 bases while posting career averages of .295/.371/.444. He also won three Gold Gloves over the course of his career. In 1995, Larkin was named the National League MVP after hitting .319/.394/.492 with 15 home runs and 51 stolen bases.