Larkin gets 62 percent

The vote results are in for the 2011 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame. It’s Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven.

Barry Larkin fell short with 361 votes of the 581 ballots or 62.1 percent. At least 75 percent was required for election. Along with Jack Morris (53.5 percent), they were the only players to eclipse 50 percent this time around and not get in.

Here is the total vote:

Roberto Alomar 523 (90.0%), Bert Blyleven 463 (79.7%), Barry Larkin 361 (62.1%), Jack Morris 311 (53.5%), Lee Smith 263 (45.3%), Jeff Bagwell 242 (41.7%), Tim Raines 218 (37.5%), Edgar Martinez 191 (32.9%), Alan Trammell 141 (24.3%), Larry Walker 118 (20.3%), Mark McGwire 115 (19.8%), Fred McGriff 104 (17.9%), Dave Parker 89 (15.3%), Don Mattingly 79 (13.6%), Dale Murphy 73 (12.6%), Rafael Palmeiro 64 (11.0%), Juan Gonzalez 30 (5.2%), Harold Baines 28 (4.8%), John Franco 27 (4.6%), Kevin Brown 12 (2.1%), Tino Martinez 6 (1.0%), Marquis Grissom 4 (0.7%), Al Leiter 4 (0.7%), John Olerud 4 (0.7%), B.J. Surhoff 2 (0.3%), Bret Boone 1 (0.2%), Benito Santiago 1 (0.2%), Carlos Baerga 0, Lenny Harris 0, Bobby Higginson 0, Charles Johnson 0, Raul Mondesi 0, Kirk Rueter 0.

This should bode very well for Larkin, who received 51.6 percent of the vote last year during his first turn on the ballot.

On the personal side, big congrats to Bert Blyleven. I’ve known him for a while in Minnesota and knows what this means to him. He is definitely deserving.

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