MLB hall of fame inductions

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Matt Sweren, Staff Writer

Every year the baseball writers of America vote on who they want in the Hall of Fame. They can elect whoever they want on the ballot, and can elect up to 10 nominees to go in the hall. Whichever players have 75 percent of the vote receive the honor of getting inducted. Nominees who receive below 5 percent of the votes are taken off the ballot. So here are this year’s nominees to the Hall of Fame.

Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, Texas Rangers

Receiving 76 percent of the vote, Rodriguez was the first inductee. Having played 20 years, he was almost a guarantee to be a first ballot Hall of Famer. He hit .296 lifetime and had 300 home runs during his stint in the majors.

Jeff Bagwell , Houston Astros

Receiving 86.2 percent of the vote, he  was the second inductee in the hall. Having played 15 years, he spent a while on the ballot. After a five year wait, he finally made it into the hall. He hit .297 lifetime and almost hitting the 500 home run mark by hitting 449 home runs in his career.

Tim Raines , Montreal Expos

Getting 86 percent of the vote, he has been close to getting in the last couple years, and luckily got pushed in this year. After his 23 year career, he hung up the cleats and called it a day hitting .294 lifetime and having 170 home runs and 2605 hits.