Barry Larkin Elected To Hall Of FameThe 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.
No Shoo-Ins For Baseball Hall Of Fame, But Larkin Has Best ShotLarkin 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.
By The Numbers: Recollections And AnticipationsWell, 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:
Sweeny: Life After Reyes; Yankees Quiet At Winter MeetingsThe Marlins officially introduced Heath Bell, and now we all await the move they have yet to publicly acknowledge--the signing of Jose Reyes.
Ron Santo Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame; Hodges, Kaat Fall ShortFor Mets fans, maybe Gil Hodges making the Baseball Hall of Fame would have taken the sting off Jose Reyes' defection. Well, sorry.