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

Baseball's Hall of Fame has three new members as Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez, and Jeff Bagwell have been elected.

Raines, on the ballot for the tenth and final time, eclipsed the necessary 75% of the votes for the first time by being named on 86.0% of the ballots. Bagwell, in his seventh year on the ballot, received votes from 86.2% of the baseball writers. Rodriguez was eligible for the first time and was named on 76.0% of the ballots.

In addition to the three who were voted in, this year's vote showed some promise for several other players.

Both Trevor Hoffman (74.0%; second year on the ballot) and Vladimir Guerrero (71.7%; first year on the ballot) appear to be locks to get in eventually.

More notable are the voting results for some players linked to the steroid era.

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Honorable Mentions:

Craig Biggio, Roy Halladay, Trevor Hoffman, Mike Mussina, Joe Mauer, Clayton Kershaw, Felix Hernandez, Jeff Bagwell, Eric Gagne, CC Sabathia, Tim Hudson, Chase Utley, Nomar Garciaparra, Miguel Tejada, Juan Gonzalez, Mark Buehrle, Roy Oswalt, Andy Pettitle, Curt Schilling, Bobby Abreu, Andrew McCutchen, Carlos Beltran, Edgar Martinez, Johan Santana, Jason Giambi, Raphael Palmiero, Barry Larkin, Fred McGriff.

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25. Mike Trout

Rookie of the Year, MVP, 4-time All-Star

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24. Jim Thome

600+ home runs, 5-time All-Star, 72.9 bWAR

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23. John Smoltz

200+ wins, 150+ saves, 8-time All-Star

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22. Frank Thomas

2-time MVP, 4-time All-Star, 500+ home runs

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20. David Ortiz

9-time All-Star, 3-time World Series champion, 400+ home runs

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19. Vladimir Guerrero

9-time All-Star, MVP, 400+ home runs, .318 batting average, 126 outfield assists

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18. Tom Glavine

2-time Cy Young, 10-time All-Star, 300+ wins

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17. Randy Johnson

10-time All-Star, 5-time Cy Young winner, World Series champion

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16. Manny Ramirez

12-time All-Star, 9-time Silver Slugger winner, 2-time World Series champion, 2,500+ hits, 555 home runs

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15. Greg Maddux

4 consecutive Cy Youngs, 8-time All-Star, 18-time Gold Glove

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14. Miguel Cabrera

10-time All-Star, 2-time MVP, 400+ home runs

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13. Ivan Rodriguez

14-time All-Star, World Series champion, MVP, 13-time Gold Glove award, 7-time Silver Slugger winner, 300+ home runs

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12. Albert Pujols

3-time MVP, 10-time All-Star, 500+ home runs, 2-time Gold Glove

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11. Sammy Sosa

600+ home runs, 7-time All-Star, 6-time Silver Slugger

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10. Mark McGwire

12-time All-Star, 583 home runs, 2-time World Series champion

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9. Ken Griffey Jr.

13-time All-Star, 10-time Gold Glove winner, MVP, 4-time home run champion

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8. Derek Jeter

14-time All-Star, 5-time World Series champion, 3,000 hits, 5-time Gold Glove

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3. Tony Gwynn

15-time All-Star, 7-time Silver Slugger winner, 8-time batting champion, 3,000+ hits

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2. Roger Clemens

7-time Cy Young winner, 357 wins, 11-time All-Star Game, 2-time World Series champion, MVP

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1. Barry Bonds

Home run king (762), 14-time All-Star, 7-time MVP

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Roger Clemens was named on 54.1% of the ballots in his fifth year. While he still has a ways to go, this year's voting was a strong increase over the 45.2% he received last year, suggesting he will get in eventually. Likewise, Barry Bonds was named on 53.8%, up from 44.3% a year ago. On the other hand, Manny Ramirez seems like a long shot, receiving just 23.8% in his first year of eligibility.

Of the players not elected this year, Edgar Martinez received the biggest boost in support. He was named on 58.6% of the ballots this year after receiving 43.4% in 2016. It will be close for Martinez, who only has two years of eligibility left.

Meanwhile, Curt Schilling's total votes actually fell this year from 52.3% last year to 45.0% this year. He still has five years of eligibility left.

Here are the full results via the Baseball Writers Association of America:


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