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Houston Astro Jeff Bagwell Not Elected To Baseball’s Hall Of Fame

It was the second year in a row that baseball writers had a chance to send an Astro to the Hall of Fame.

Bagwell in a bat swinging stance
Jeff Bagwell #5

Houston Astro Jeff Bagwell was not elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

He was 15 votes short shy, appearing on about 72 percent of the ballots cast by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

It was the second year in a row that baseball writers had a chance to send an Astro to the Hall of Fame. But Craig Biggio remains the only Astro to earn the prestigious recognition.

Bagwell was a big part of the Astros’ so-called “Killer Bees” of the mid 1990’s, along with Biggio and Derek Bell.

He spent his entire 15-year playing career as a power-hitting first baseman for the Astros, many of those seasons in the cavernous Astrodome.

Bagwell’s resume of awards is impressive. It includes being named the 1991 National League Rookie of the Year, the 1994 NL Most Valuable Player and a four-time All -Star. He hit 449 home runs, with a career average just under .300. 

Bagwell is eligible to be on the ballot again next year.

This year’s inductees are Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza. They will be attending the induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York this July.

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