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Larkin falls short in Hall of Fame bid

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Reds shortstop Barry Larkin barely fell short in his second bid for Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame.

Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven were elected.

Alomar was picked on 90 percent of the ballots. He was a 12-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove winner at second base.

Blyleven was listed on more than 79 percent of the ballots, above the 75 percent required for election. He won 287 games and ranks fifth on the career strikeout list.

Larkin received the third most votes, 361, for 62.1 percent.

This was Larkin's second year of eligibility. Last year he received 51 percent of the vote from baseball writers.

In his 19-year career with Cincinnati, Larkin batted .295 with 2,340 hits, 198 home runs, 960 RBIs and 379 stolen bases. He was named the 1995 National League Most Valuable Player.

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