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Rafael Palmeiro reacts to snub

Updated: January 5, 2011, 7:13 PM ET
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

One of only four players with 3,000 hits and 500 home runs answered his phone on Wednesday and spoke solemnly, but not angrily, about receiving only 11 percent of the vote in his first year on the Hall of Fame ballot.

It takes 75 percent to be elected, and less than 5 percent to be removed from the ballot, and Rafael Palmeiro was much closer to 5.

"I am disappointed, obviously I am disappointed, I thought I would get more support," Palmeiro said. "But I am grateful that ...

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