The 2012 Baseball Hall of Fame class has been decided, with star shortstop Barry Larkin the only candidate to warrant a plaque in Cooperstown. Larkin's résumé speaks for itself: 19 years in the majors, 12 All-Star appearances, nine Silver Sluggers, three Gold Gloves and a bevy of other accolades too lengthy to list. He's lucky he got in before the absolutely loaded 2013 class; players like Jack Morris and Tim Raines will now have a much more difficult time of it in the coming years.

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Barry Larkin

Year on the ballot: third
2012 vote: 86 percent

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Jack Morris

Year on the ballot: 13th
2012 vote: 67 percent

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Lee Smith

Year on the ballot: ninth
2012 vote: 51 percent

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Jeff Bagwell

Year on the ballot: second
2012 vote: 56 percent

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Tim Raines

Year on the ballot: second
2012 vote: 49 percent

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Edgar Martinez

Year on the ballot: third
2012 vote: 37 percent

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Mark McGwire

Year on the ballot: sixth
2012 vote: 20 percent

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Bernie Williams

Year on the ballot: first
2012 vote: 10 percent

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