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Gwynn Named to Baseball Hall of Fame

Tony Gwynn, who collected eight National League batting titles and retired in 2001 with a career .338 batting average, all of it with the San Diego Padres, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, garnering 97.6 percent of the vote. Results of the voting were announced Jan. 9.

Also elected on the first ballot, gaining 98.5 percent of the vote, was Cal Ripken Jr., the former Baltimore Orioles infielder who holds baseball’s record for most consecutive games played (2,632).

A total of 545 ballots were cast by the Baseball Writers Association of America, the body that determines entrance into the hall, which is in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Gwynn and Ripken are scheduled to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 29.

Both Gwynn and Ripken were listed on the ballot for the first time. Only two other first-time players received sufficient votes to allow them to be voted in during future years: Mark McGwire and Harold Baines.

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, Mike Allen

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