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Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame

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Three men were elected to Cooperstown in the class of 2017 by the BBWAA.

Houston Astros v San Diego Padres Photo by: Tom Hauck/Getty Images

Jeff Bagwell was the top vote-getter, scoring 381 votes, being named on 86.2% of the ballots. Tim Raines was just behind, making it in his final chance by getting one vote fewer than Bagwell (86.0%). At the other end, Ivan Rodriguez completed the trifecta in his first year of eligibility, on 336 votes (76%), which was four more than was needed to qualify for election. Just missing out was Trevor Hoffmann, who fell five short, receiving 74% of ballots. There was not exactly the expected big boost for Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds in the wake of Bud Selig’s election by the Veterans’ Committee. While both did improve, the boost was less than 10%, and they still sit in the low fifties.

Among the Diamondbacks on the roster, Curt Schilling took a step back, declining from 52.3% to 45.0%, and Melvin Mora failed to trouble the scorers, and will not be returning to the ballot in 2018.

Bagwell, Raines and Rodriguez will be honored as part of the Hall’s Induction Weekend, which takes place from July 28-31, along with executives Selig and John Schuerholz, amd also the late Bill King, the Ford C. Frick Award winner for broadcasting, and Claire Smith, the J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner for writing.

Here are the full results:

2017 Hall of Fame Voting

Name 2017 votes (percent) Years on ballot
Name 2017 votes (percent) Years on ballot
Jeff Bagwell 381 (86.2) 7
Tim Raines 380 (86.0) 10
Ivan Rodriguez 336 (76.0) 1
Trevor Hoffman 327 (74.0) 2
Vladimir Guerrero 317 (71.7) 1
Edgar Martinez 259 (58.6) 8
Roger Clemens 239 (54.1) 5
Barry Bonds 238 (53.8) 5
Mike Mussina 229 (51.8) 4
Curt Schilling 199 (45.0) 5
Lee Smith 151 (34.2) 15
Manny Ramirez 105 (23.8) 1
Larry Walker 97 (21.9) 7
Fred McGriff 96 (21.7) 9
Jeff Kent 74 (16.7) 4
Gary Sheffield 59 (13.3) 3
Billy Wagner 45 (10.2) 2
Sammy Sosa 38 (8.6) 5
Jorge Posada 17 (3.8) 1
Magglio Ordoñez 3 (0.7) 1
Edgar Renteria 2 (0.5) 1
Jason Varitek 2 (0.5) 1
Tim Wakefield 1 (0.2) 1
Casey Blake 0 1
Pat Burrell 0 1
Orlando Cabrera 0 1
Mike Cameron 0 1
J.D. Drew 0 1
Carlos Guillen 0 1
Derrek Lee 0 1
Melvin Mora 0 1
Arthur Rhodes 0 1
Freddy Sanchez 0 1
Matt Stairs 0 1