Baseball Hall of Fame 2012: Jeff Bagwell Should Have Made It

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Baseball Hall of Fame 2012: Jeff Bagwell Should Have Made It
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All of the votes have been cast and tallied.  Barry Larkin has been elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  He deserves the honor and sincere congratulations from us all.

Fans and analysts were surprised to hear that Larkin was the only player who received enough votes to be elected in 2012. 

Many believed that Jeff Bagwell would be elected into baseball immortality this year, but he did not receive enough votes, once again.

Bagwell received 56 percent of the votes.  Candidates must receive 75 percent or better to be elected.

Rumors can have a devastating effect on a person’s life, and rumors seem to be the reason why Bagwell is being held back from his well-deserved enshrinement in the Hall of Fame.

Although there has never been a shred of proof, many voters have the suspicion that Bagwell used steroids or some form of PED during his career with the Astros.

Rumors can be quite powerful, though they are often false.  The power of the rumors about Bagwell using steroids or PEDs has prevented him from election into the Hall of Fame, which he earned.

Jeff Bagwell should have received enough votes to be elected.  Take a quick look at the reasons why.

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