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.
Larkin received 51.6 percent of the votes when he appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time in 2010, then got 62.1 percent last year.
Well, 2011 is coming to an end. A lot has happened over this past year…and it might be well to look back and reflect on a few things. So, in no particular order, here are just a few “significant” events which occurred during this past baseball season:
The Marlins officially introduced Heath Bell, and now we all await the move they have yet to publicly acknowledge–the signing of Jose Reyes.
For Mets fans, maybe Gil Hodges making the Baseball Hall of Fame would have taken the sting off Jose Reyes’ defection. Well, sorry.