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Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Tuesday while controversial slugger Mark McGwire fell way short.

Ripken was named on 537 of the 545 ballots cast, his percentage of 98.53 ranking third highest behind Tom Seaver (98.83 in 1992) and Nolan Ryan (98.79 in 1999). Gwynn received 532 votes for 97.6 percentage. A player needs to be named on 75 percent of the ballots to be elected.

"For me it's kind of validation for being the type of player I was,'' Gwynn said on a conference call.

McGwire received only 128 votes, for 23.5 percent.

Here are the totals: Ripken 537 (98.5%), Gwynn 532 (97.6%), Rich “Goose” Gossage 388 (71.2%), Jim Rice 346 (63.5%), Andre Dawson 309 (56.7%), Bert Blyleven 260 (47.7%), Lee Smith 217 (39.8%), Jack Morris 202 (37.1%), McGwire 128 (23.5%), Tommy John 125 (22.9%), Steve Garvey 115 (21.1%), Dave Concepcion 74 (13.6%), Alan Trammell 73 (13.4%), Dave Parker 62 (11.4%), Don Mattingly 54 (9.9%), Dale Murphy 50 (9.2%), Harold Baines 29 (5.3%), Orel Hershiser 24 (4.4%), Albert Belle 19 (3.5%), Paul O’Neill 12 (2.2%), Bret Saberhagen 7 (1.3%), Jose Canseco 6 (1.1%), Tony Fernandez 4 (0.7%), Dante Bichette 3 (0.6%), Eric Davis 3 (0.6%), Bobby Bonilla 2 (0.4%), Ken Caminiti 2 (0.4%), Jay Buhner 1 (0.2%), Scott Brosius 0, Wally Joyner 0, Devon White 0, Bobby Witt 0.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:30am]

    

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