Only one player, former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin, earned enough votes to become a member of the 2012 Baseball Hall Of Fame Class. Larkin earned 86-percent of the vote, which is well above the 75 percent needed to be enshrined into the very selective club.â†µ
Jack Morris (66.7), Jeff Bagwell (56), Lee Smith (50.6), Tim Raines (48.7), Allen Trammell (36.8) and Edgar Martinez (36.5) were all behind Larkin, respectively.â†µ
As for former New York Yankees: Raines led the way, but Don Mattingly garnered 18 percent while Bernie Williams snagged 10 percent. Those numbers are far from what is required, but will keep Yankee players on the ballot for next year.â†µ
Next year, former New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza will be on the 2013 Baseball Hall Of Fame Ballot, as will former Yankee pitcher Roger Clemens. Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Craig Biggio and Curt Schilling will all also be first timers.â†µ
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