January 9, 2007 - FanFest 2007 guest Lee Smith won't be joining Cal Ripken, Jr. and Tony Gwynn on a trip to Cooperstown this summer.
Voting results were announced for the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2007 today, and Ripken and Gwynn were the only two elected.
Smith, a former Chicago Cub and the onetime career saves leader, was chosen on 217 ballots, good for 39.8 percent. Seventy-five percent is the threshold for induction. Voters are 10-year members of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Just four non-elected players received more votes than Smith. Among them was former Cub Andre Dawson. The 1987 National League MVP was the featured guest at RiverHawks FanFest 2005.