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Former Twins Pitcher Brad Radke Eliminated From Hall Of Fame Consideration

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Monday afternoon was the announcement of the 2012 Major League Baseball hall of Fame class, and the news was not good for one former player on the Minnesota Twins. Brad Radke, who was recently inducted into the Twins' own Hall of Fame, did not receive enough votes to make this year's cut for future consideration:

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
Induction July 22 in Cooperstown, N.Y.
75% required for induction. 5% required to remain on the ballot


Radke received only two votes, fare below the needed five percent to be included for future consideration. Barry Larkin was the only player elected by the baseball writer's association, and he will join Ron Santo in being inducted on July 22nd. Jack Morris, who pitched for the Twins on their 1991 World Series winning team, was second in the voting and came up just short of the 75% needed for induction.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.