Current Video:Baseball Hall of Fame announcement|
Former Reds player Barry Larkin is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Automatically Generated Transcript (may not be 100% accurate)
It's one of the most exclusive clubs in all of sports in the moment is upon us to learn if the ranks of the 296. Members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Will in fact grow. As we welcome you back to war exclusive coverage. Of the hall of fame announcement welcome back inside studio three where it's time for the big announcement so without further -- We send to Greg and singer who was standing by with hall of fame president. Jeff idols and -- Matt thank you very much this is the moment we've all been waiting for is there a -- in that envelope just take it away. It was the news okay Greg thanks very much. We -- here. On behalf of hall of fame chairman Jane Forbes Clark. Our board of directors the entire staff in Cooperstown Jack O'Connell and the baseball writers' association of America. It's my pleasure to announce the results of the 2012. BB WAA election verified by Ernst and young. The only electing earned votes and 86% of the ballots cast becoming the 22 Major League shortstop to earn election. He'll join the family of expansion era -- Ron Santo on July 22 in Cooperstown he's the pride of Cincinnati and a fan favorite. Barry Larkin welcomes all fan Barry Larkin elected into the hall of fame off part of many this year MLB network regrets to bury the guy hasn't talking shortly. Well as the president of the whole thing Jeff and look get your take on this class bodily Tim McCarver one Santo and now Barry Larkin. That's a great class so what do you think in this class you think of what they meant to the fans and what the fans not to them Ron Santo obviously a fan favorite Chicago for. Many many years fifteen years a player twenty years as a broadcaster. And then you think of Barry Larkin grown up in Cincinnati being the pride of that -- city. And just universal respect and admiration and of course our two award winners did everything to bring the game to the fans such a great exciting class -- like 122 in Cooperstown and. This news and again just thank you very much Barry Larkin heading to Cooperstown Matt your reaction. Greg thanks -- a take a look at how the the of vote broke down congratulations to Barry Larkin guys your thoughts in just a moment of Barry Larkin the only inductees and for the 26 time. It's a class. 01 voted on by the writers Jack Morris Jeff Bagwell Lee Smith and Tim Raines all ranked very favorably in factor totals are up from last year's vote. Alan Trammell holding steady in the thirties Edgar Martinez at 37%. Everybody making a straight a steady case for Fred McGriff though is number came in at 24%. Of the ballots. Larry Walker Mark McGwire ironically 20% for the second straight here finally. Don Mattingly dale Murphy Raphael Palmeiro and Bernie Williams all Garner more then the 5% needed. To return to the ballot. In 2013. So we have learned that for the first time since 2010 it was only a couple of years ago. The last time Cooperstown welcomed the class of one congratulations to Barry Larkin in The Herald. Your thoughts on the newest hall of Famer. A static is not a soccer can grads was the first of all Bay Area at all to play against him be a friend of is compete against him. This is a great honor for the whole generation you represented and I that we talked about earlier he kind of fell through the cracks between Ozzie Smith cal Ripken. And then Jeter and Nomar and they run but you said that so greatly earlier Bob. But that's true you know Barry Larkin was a tremendous play the first 3030 -- -- in the game. Again had tremendous Raines made all the plays as Eric Davis told us earlier -- With clutch hits so in red laces them very well does that. Couldn't that those who mentioned that the the that. What dot character issue that's on the -- Mean this is a guy it was a leader he unquestioned character in. In the game it was that he represented the team. Is that even when all the Marge -- -- -- issues going on for the guard member interviewing about and asking imported questions. For the good of the team he would not. Say anything negative about this from because that's not -- -- to position there is the end idealist. Forget the controversy. In win but he was great at that and home again the only infielders have one more silver sluggers Alex Rodriguez. We guest at the start of the show the Jack Morris might move up to the cost of it and not quite get there that's pretty much what happened 67%. But that's a positive sign. From Morris also positive sign for Jeff Bagwell at 56%. That's getting within hailing distance and significantly up. Where was he 42%. Only a year ago so you're bad will supporter I would be heartened by that and Tim Raines is beginning to gather some support not quite 50% but there's a steady move up for him.