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Larkin, Santo Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Barry Larkin and  Ron Santo were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.  Larkin played 19 seasons with the Cincinnati Reds and won the MVP in 1995.  This was his third year on the ballot, and he earned over 86-percent from the Baseball Writers' Association of America.  Seventy-five-percent is needed to be enshrined in Cooperstown.  Santo finished his career with the White Sox after playing his first 14 with the Cubs.  He was selected to nine All-Star Games and won five Gold Gloves at third base.  Santo, who was selected by the Veterans Committee, passed away in December of 2010.  Tim McCarver and Bob Elliott were honored on Saturday in a ceremony.  McCarver received the Ford C. Frick Award for his contributions in broadcasting, while Elliott of the "Toronto Sun" was given the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for sports writing. Santo's widow Vicki says Santo had to deal with a lot in his life.

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She says Ron will always have a special place in Chicago.

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Vicki added Ron belongs in Cooperstown.

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