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2012 Baseball Hall of Fame Results: Mark McGwire Remains Far Away From Induction

The BBWA released their MLB Hall of Fame voting results today. Mark McGwire didn't make it into the Hall, but he remains on the ballot.

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The Baseball Writers Association of America released their 2012 Baseball Hall Of Fame results today and former Cincinnati Reds great Barry Larkin was the lone inductee to the Hall Of Fame. In order for a player to be elected to the Hall of Fame, they must be named on at least 75 percent of the submitted ballots, or for 2012 on at least 430 ballots. Former St. Louis Cardinals slugger and current hitting coach Mark McGwire remains on the ballot, but he clearly has quite a ways to go before he makes it into the Hall of Fame, if he ever does.

Here are the results of this year's BBWA voting:

Name Votes Yrs on
ballot
Barry Larkin 495 (86.4%) 3
Jack Morris 382 (66.7%) 13
Jeff Bagwell 321 (56.0%) 2
Lee Smith 290 (50.6%) 10
Tim Raines 279 (48.7%) 5
Alan Trammell 211 (36.8%) 11
Edgar Martinez 209 (36.5%) 3
Fred McGriff 137 (23.9%) 3
Larry Walker 131 (22.9%) 2
Mark McGwire 112 (19.5%) 6
Don Mattingly 102 (17.8%) 12
Dale Murphy 83 (14.5%) 14
Rafael Palmeiro 72 (12.6%) 2
Bernie Williams 55 (9.6%) 1
Juan Gonzalez 23 (4.0%) 2
Vinny Castilla 6 (1.0%) 1
Tim Salmon 5 (0.9%) 1
Bill Mueller 4 (0.7%) 1
Brad Radke 2 (0.3%) 1
Javy Lopez 1 (0.2%) 1
Eric Young 1 (0.2%) 1
Jeromy Burnitz 0 (0%) 1
Brian Jordan 0 (0%) 1
Terry Mulholland 0 (0%) 1
Phil Nevin 0 (0%) 1
Ruben Sierra 0 (0%) 1
Tony Womack 0 (0%) 1

A player will be removed from the ballot if they are not on at least five percent of the ballots and in 2012 McGwire landed on 19.5 percent of them. Though McGwire received enough votes to remain on the ballot for next year, his overall percentage has began to decrease since 2010. Here are his results for the previous years:

2007 BBWAA (23.5%)
2008 BBWAA (23.6%)
2009 BBWAA (21.9%)
2010 BBWAA (23.7%)
2011 BBWAA (19.8%)
2012 BBWAA (19.5%)

As you can see, McGwire has remained on right around 20 percent of the ballots since he's been eligible, but it looks like he is beginning to decline.

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