Found January 09, 2012 on Seattle Times:
Many of you have asked me this past week about the Hall of Fame commitment I made last year and yes, I did indeed change my vote this time around. I cast a vote for former Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell, but unfortunately, it was not enough to get him into Cooperstown. The one guy who did make it this year was longtime Reds shortstop Barry Larkin, who notched 86.4 percent of the 573 ballots cast by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. It was Larkin's third year of eligibility. The only other nominees to score more than 50 percent of the vote (75 percent is required for induction) was pitcher Jack Morris (66.7 percent), closer Lee Smith (50.6 percent) and one of the guys I voted for, Bagwell, at 56 percent. Edgar Martinez secured 36.5 percent of the vote, up slightly from last year but about where he was two years ago in his first year of eligibility. Besides Bagwell, my ballot contained Larkin and Tim Raines, who is arguably the second best leadoff ...

Steroid era killing Bagwell's HOF chances

Among the players currently eligible that have not been stained with a steroid implication, only five have hit at least 400 home runs and are not yet enshrined in baseball's Hall of Fame. The other players with at least 400 home runs are either already in or are not yet eligible. This is the list of five: Fred McGriff, Darrell Evans, Andrew Jones, Dave Kingman and Jeff Bagwell...

Jeff Bagwell getting a raw deal from Hall of Fame voters?

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Out again! Unfairly punished Jeff Bagwell denied Hall of Fame in second attempt

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Jeff Bagwell won’t get elected to the hall of fame today and it’s a shame

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The Hall of Fame Files: Jeff Bagwell

We continue our look at the players that fell just shy of the 75 percent needed for the Hall of Fame with Jeff Bagwell. Bagwell and Jack Morris could not be more different. Morris has been on the ballot for thirteen years while Bagwell just finished his second year. Also, few doubt his statistical qualifications. Bagwell  is one of the first of the modern players to...

FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron on the Hall of Fame

Episode 121 FanGraphs Audio returns from its winter furlough with managing editor Dave Cameron. Among the topics discussed: the respective Hall of Fame credentials of Jeff Bagwell, Edgar Martinez, and Tim Raines. Also, for no reason whatsoever: Bryan LaHair. Music courtesy of 1970s American rock band Player. Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @cistulli on Twitter...

Bagwell, Morris deserve place among greats

At least there's a reason not to vote for Jack Morris for the Hall of Fame. It's not a good reason, but at least it's a reason. That's one more than the people refusing to vote for Jeff Bagwell have.

Baseball's History of Cheating Spotlights Hypocrisy of Keeping Steroids Users Out of Cooperstown

Another year, another victory for the anti-steroids centurions guarding the Baseball Hall of Fame's hallowed doors. Barry Larkin is headed to Cooperstown as the lone member inducted by the baseball writers in 2012. It's a well-deserved honor for the MVP shortstop, but not one that will cause much reaction outside of Cincinatti, where Larkin played out his 19-year career....
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