Hall of Fame voting results were released today, and Barry Larkin was elected (easily, I might add) while Jeff Bagwell–the only player I selected on the BBA‘s ballot– fell significantly short of the 75% needed for induction. For the record, Bagwell’s 56% means he needs to make up some significant ground over the next 13 seasons. But he’s moving in the right direction, at least.
Congratulations to Barry Larkin, and next year’s ballot (with Bonds, Clemens, Sosa, Piazza, and Biggio all appearing for the first time) should be a real doozy. I’m looking forward to it already.