Former Houston Astro, former Texas Ranger elected to MLB Hall of Fame


NEW YORK (AP) - Former Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell and former Texas Rangers catcher Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez among three players elected to baseball's Hall of Fame.

Pitcher Trevor Hoffman and former Ranger outfielder Vladimir Guerrero fell just short.

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Steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were passed over for the fifth straight year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America but received significantly more votes this time and could be in position to gain election in future votes.

Bagwell drew 86.2 percent and Raines got 86 percent. Rodriguez had 76 percent - he received four more votes than the necessary 332 of 442 (75 percent).

Hoffman was five votes shy and Guerrero 15 short.

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