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Hall eludes Garvey, Valenzuela
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01/07/2003  3:34 PM ET 
Hall eludes Garvey, Valenzuela
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Fernando Valenzuela pitched for the Padres from 1995-97, winning 13 games in 1996. (John Gaps III/AP)
Steve Garvey and Fernando Valenzuela, a pair of Dodger greats who spent the twilight of their careers playing for the Padres, came up short Tuesday in voting results announced for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Garvey, in his 11th year on the ballot, received 138 of 496 votes (27.8 percent) and finished 10th after receiving 134 of 472 last year and finishing seventh. There was no Fernandomania among Hall voters as Valenzuela, in his first year on the ballot, received only 31 votes, just enough to remain on the ballot next year.

Hall of Fame 2003

Induction Ceremony
Sunday, July 27
Cooperstown, New York

The inductees
Gary Carter | Eddie Murray

Schedule of weekend events
Complete coverage

Garvey played on 10 All-Star teams (two more than new Hall of Famer Eddie Murray). Garvey lasted 19 seasons, played in five World Series, won four Gold Gloves, had seven .300 seasons and five 100-RBI seasons. He won a National League MVP award, along with two All-Star Game MVPs and two NL Championship Series MVPs. He holds three Major League defensive records for first basemen.

Final results
 Player Votes   %
 Murray  423  85.3
 Carter  387  78
 Sutter  266  53.6
 Rice  259  52.2
 Dawson  248  50
 Sandberg  244  49.2
 Smith  210  42.3
 Gossage  209  42.1
 Blyleven  145  29.2
 Garvey  138  27.8
 *Kaat  130  26.2
 John  116  23.4
 Morris  113  22.8
 Trammell  70  14.1
 Mattingly  68  13.7
 Murphy  58  11.7
 Concepcion  55  11.1
 Parker  51  10.3
 Valenzuela  31  6.3
 Hernandez  30  6
 Kile  7  1.4
 Coleman  3  0.6
 Butler  2  0.4
 Fernandez  2  0.4
 Honeycutt  2  0.4
 Pena  2  0.4
 Daulton  1  0.2
 Davis  1  0.2
 Tartabull  1  0.2
 Jackson  0  0
 Tettleton  0  0
 Williams  0  0
 Worrell  0  0
*Jim Kaat final year on ballot
Leaving the Dodgers as a free agent after 12 years, Garvey signed with San Diego and played his last five seasons there. As a Padre he broke Billy Williams' National League record for consecutive games played at 1,118 in 1983, but the streak ended at 1,207 games when Garvey suffered a dislocated left thumb in a home plate collision with Atlanta pitcher Pascual Perez.

He returned to play 159 games in 1984 and slugged what is considered to be the most dramatic home run in franchise history to down the Cubs in the NLCS, sending the Padres to their first World Series.

Garvey, who retired after the 1987 season, appeared in three of his 10 All-Star Games as a Padre.

Valenzuela played on six All-Star teams in a 17-year career. In his magical 1981 Fernandomania debut season with the World Series-winning Dodgers, he won the National League Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards and placed fifth in MVP voting.

Valenzuela was released after a 10-year Dodgers career, then bounced among five Major League teams and the Mexican League over his last seven seasons. Valenzuela had two winning years in San Diego, going 8-3 in 1995 and 13-8 in 1996, but went 2-8 the following year before being dealt in midseason to the Cardinals, who waived him a month later.

A 21-game winner and Cy Young runner-up in 1986, Valenzuela was a workhorse who completed more than one-quarter of his 424 career starts. It is generally believed, however, that his heavy workload (averaging 265 innings from 1982-87) contributed to a 1988 shoulder injury. He was never quite the same after it.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This article was not subject to approval by Major League Baseball or its clubs.




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