Baseball Elects Nobody to Hall of Fame This Year

Bonds, Clemens, and Sosa among those shut out
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 9, 2013 1:28 PM CST
Baseball Elects Nobody to Hall of Fame This Year
San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds in 2006.   (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades. Bonds received just 36.2% of the vote, Clemens 37.6, and Sosa 12.5 in totals announced today by the Hall and the Baseball Writers' Association of America. They were appearing on the ballot for the first time and have up to 14 more years to make it to Cooperstown.

Craig Biggio, 20th on the career list with 3,060 hits, topped the 37 candidates with 68.2% of the 569 ballots, shy of the 75% needed. Among other first-year eligibles, Mike Piazza received 57.8% and Curt Schilling 38.8. (More Barry Bonds stories.)

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