January 9th, 2013
02:10 PM ET

Baseball writers elect no one to Hall of Fame

For only the eighth time in their annual elections and the first time since 1996, baseball writers have elected no player to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

The 2013 ballot marked the first year of eligibility for several players who have been named in the probes of performance-enhancing drug use in the Major Leagues, including all-time home-run champ Barry Bonds and seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens. Several of the voters said the results were a reflection of the sport's "steroid era."

Seven-time All-Star Craig Biggio came closest to induction, getting votes on 68.2% on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballots. To get inducted into the Hall of Fame, players need votes on 75% of ballots.

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  1. bigreenize

    It's a shame that Dale Murphy didn't get in. This was his last year to be on the ballot.

    January 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keepemout

      I cant wait to see the last year that Clemens is eligible and doesnt get in. Now that would be poetic.

      January 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    Baseball's hall of fame and the Rock and Roll hall of fame are all too similar. The best entertainers are showcased.

    January 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • him

      I'm glad none of the horses made it in, and they should never be let in either, long before the roid heads get in Pete Rose should be there.

      January 10, 2013 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. Portland tony

    Baseball writers ...What the hell is a baseball writer and what do they do to make society better? Sure takes an intelligent individual to write opinionated box scores ....Jeez.

    January 9, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kevin

    I can't wait for dope Clemens to get turned down.

    January 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
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