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Bagwell, Raines, Rodriguez to join Hall of FameJeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were named Wednesday as the newest Baseball Hall of Fame members while steroid-linked stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens edged nearer to selection. Players needed 75 percent support, or 332 of the 442 votes cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, to be elected among the sport's icons. Long-time San Diego pitcher Trevor Hoffman, an ace reliever with 601 career saves, just missed with 74 percent backing with Vladimir Guerrero next at 71.7 percent.