Barry Larkin - 2012 Hall of Fame Inductee

It’s just been announced that Barry Larkin, Cincinnati native and all-time Reds great, has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

He was the only player elected and he received 86% of the vote. (Here’s Baseball Reference’s HOF page.)

Congratulations to Barry Larkin from Redleg Nation. Barry is the first Red elected to the HOF since Tony Perez in 2000.

We’ll be filling in more information as we get it, but wanted to get something up for everyone to comment on.

UPDATE: Barry received 495 votes, which was a 24.3% increase from last year. 573 ballots were cast, including 19 blank ballots. Barry’s increase was the largest gain for anyone when at least 400 ballots were sent out. It surpasses Tony Perez’s 17% jump from ’99 to ’00. It was the largest increase since 1948.

What a great way to kick off 2012!