Former Astros legend Jeff Bagwell elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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Jeff Bagwell named to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Houston Astros legend Jeff Bagwell has been selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Over the course of his 15-year career with the Astros, he had 449 home runs, 1,529 RBI's, 969 extra-base hits and a lifetime batting average of .297. He was selected Rookie of the Year in 1991, awarded a Gold Glove and Most Valuable Player in 1994, and named a Silver Slugger in 1994, 1997 and 1999.



Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were also selected, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short.

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.

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Jeff Bagwell talked to reporters minutes after being inducted into the Hall of Fame.



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.
Note: The maximum years of consideration for the Hall of Fame is 10 years.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Statistics provided by our sister network, ESPN.com.
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