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JIm Thome elected to Hall of Fame; Omar Vizquel falls short

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Morning News and Notes for Thursday, January 28

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Jim Thome will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Omar Vizquel will not, but he will be on the ballot for another year.

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Here’s the moment Jim Thome finds out he was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame | fox8.com - Cooperstown came calling for Cleveland Indians slugger Jim Thome on Wednesday, as he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his very first year of eligibility.

Jim Thome elected to Hall of Fame - On Wednesday, Thome was voted into the Class of 2018 by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, alongside Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman.

Cooperstown comes calling for Cleveland Indians' Jim Thome | cleveland.com - Thome was named on 89.8 percent of the 422 ballots cast. A player had to receive 75 percent of the vote (317 votes) to be elected.

Jim Thome's power and decency were both extraordinary: Bill Livingston | cleveland.com - Cleveland Indians new Hall of Famer Jim Thome brought extraordinary power and ordinary kindness and decency to the ballpark.

Omar Vizquel falls short of Hall of Fame - On Wednesday, in his first year eligible for enshrinement, Vizquel fell well short of the 75 percent of the vote required for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Complete 2018 Hall of Fame election results - Below are the results of the BBWAA vote to elect the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 with vote totals and percentages.

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