NEW YORK (AP) - Craig Biggio has just missed getting into baseball's Hall of Fame.
The former Houston Astros player got 427 votes in the writer's balloting announced Wednesday -- only two votes short of what's needed for election. His percentage of 74.8 percent matched Nellie Fox in 1985 and Pie Traynor in 1947 for the smallest margin to just miss.
Biggio, who spent his entire career with the Astros, appeared on 388 ballots last year in his initial appearance when writers failed to elect anyone. He appears to be on track to gain election next year.
He says he's "disappointed to come that close" but is hopeful about next year.
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Fran Thomas made the Hall of Fame on Wednesday. They'll be inducted at Cooperstown in July.
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