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Hall of Fame vote a shutout



The fallout from the steroids era was obvious with Wednesday's release of the BBWAA Hall of Famed voting as no players were elected.

Depite a ballot that included the game's top home run hitter, Barry Bonds, and one of its best pitchers, Roger Clemens, no players reached the 75 percent standard for election. This is the first year since 1996 for a BBWAA shutout, and eighth overall.

Houston's Craig Biggio came the closest, receiving 68.2 percent of the 569 votes cast.

Clemens received 37.6 percent of the vote, Bonds 36.2 percent.

Tampa's Fred McGriff received 20.7 percent, down from 23.9 percent last year.

After Biggio, the next closest were Jack Morris, at 67.7 percent; Jeff Bagwell, at 59.6; and Mike Piazza, at 57.8.


[Last modified: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 2:28pm]


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