Schilling sees HOF votes decrease in 2017

Former Phils right-hander received 45 percent of vote while Wagner got 10.2

Schilling sees HOF votes decrease in 2017

PHILADELPHIA -- Curt Schilling must wait at least another year for enshrinement into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame announced its 2017 inductees Wednesday night on MLB Network. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez received 75 percent of the vote required from the Baseball Writers' Association of America for enshrinement. Schilling received 45 percent of the vote, and former Phillies closer Billy Wagner received 10.2 percent. Former Phillies outfielders Pat Burrell and Matt Stairs received no votes and will no longer appear on the ballot.

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Players have 10 years to reach the 75 percent mark as long as they receive at least five percent of the vote.

2017 Hall of Fame election results
Votes Player Percentage
381 Jeff Bagwell 86.2%
380 Tim Raines 86.0%
336 Ivan Rodriguez 76.0%
327 Trevor Hoffman 74.0%
317 Vladimir Guerrero 71.7%
259 Edgar Martinez 58.6%
239 Roger Clemens 54.1%
238 Barry Bonds 53.8%
229 Mike Mussina 51.8%
199 Curt Schilling 45.0%
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This was Schilling's fifth year on the ballot and Wagner's second.

Schilling received 52.3 percent of the vote last year, so he lost ground in 2017. Schilling's politics and controversial remarks on social media seem to be one reason why some voters from the BBWAA who voted for him in the past did not vote for him this year.

Schilling pitched for the Phillies from 1992-2000, where he established himself as one of the best pitchers in baseball. He posted a 1.69 ERA in two starts in the 1993 National League Championship Series, earning series MVP honors. Over 242 career appearances with the Phillies, Schilling had a 3.35 ERA and 101 wins.

After being traded in 2000, Schilling went on to win World Series with both the D-Backs and Red Sox.

Wagner pitched for the Phillies in 2004-05, making the National League All-Star team in '05. Burrell and Stairs both had long successful careers and were teammates on the Phillies' 2008 World Series championship team.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.