Hall of Fame

mark McGwire
2:35 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

McGwire fails to make baseball Hall of Fame for fifth time

Former Cardinal slugger Mark McGwire in August of 2000. McGwire failed to be elected to baseball's Hall of Fame for the fifth time today. (Via UPI / Bill Greenblatt)

Looks like the fifth time isn't the charm for former Cardinals baseball slugger Mark McGwire. 

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that not only was it the fifth unsuccessful bid for McGwire, but also his worst vote total showing yet. This coming after McGwire admitted that he used steroids.

The Post-Dispatch has the vote totals:

McGwire was named on 115 of the 581 ballots cast, or 19.8 percent. He received 23.7 pct. of the votes cast in 2010 and 21.9 percent -- his previous low -- in 2009. Roberto Alomar (90 pct.) and Bert Blyleven (79.7 pct.) earned election this year.