Wednesday, January 09, 2013

No One Elected to Hall of Fame; Bonds, Clemens Don't Even Break 40%

To be elected to the Hall of Fame, a player has to receive 75% of the vote. I'm very pleased to report that neither Barry Bonds nor Roger Clemens, two men who disgraced baseball with their "alleged" use of steroids and performance enhancing drugs, couldn't even muster 40% of the vote.

Unfortunately, two men never linked to steroids, Craig Biggio and Mike Piazza, were not able to get in. They did drastically better than their tainted brethren, however.

The most highly debated election for entry into the National Baseball Hall of Fame ended Wednesday without a new inductee.

For the first time since 1996, eligible members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America did not vote in a single player from a ballot of 37 candidates that was deep and controversial.

Craig Biggio was the leading vote-getter, having been named on 68.2 percent of the ballots, but fell 39 votes shy of election. He was followed by Jack Morris (67.7 percent), Jeff Bagwell (59.6) and Mike Piazza (57.8)...

Clemens and Bonds finished eight and ninth respectively, Clemens receiving 37.6 percent and Bonds 36.2. Tim Raines (52.2), Lee Smith (47.8), Curt Schilling (38.8), Edgar Martinez (35.9) and Alan Trammell (33.6) were among the remainder of the also-rans. Sosa received 12.5 percent.
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  1. Once again the hall of fame has chosen to overlook Kevin Maas. No justice! No peace!

    1. Now this is a great comment. You have won one internets, congratulations