Bonds, Clemens rejected; no one elected to BB Hall
NEW YORK (AP) -
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
Bonds received just 36.2 percent of the vote,
Clemens 37.6 and Sosa 12.5 in totals announced Wednesday 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 percent of the 569 ballots, 39
shy of the 75 percent needed. Among other first-year eligibles, Mike Piazza
received 57.8 percent and Curt Schilling 38.8
Jack Morris led holdovers with 67.7 percent.
He will make his final ballot appearance next year, when Greg Maddux and Tom
Glavine are eligible for the first time.
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