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. It’s only the eighth time that no player received the 75% support needed to enter the Hall of Fame, and several of the voters said the results were a reflection of the sport’s “steroid era.”
The top candidate was longtime Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio, who racked up more than 3,000 hits in a two-decade career. Biggio received only 68% of the vote, but fell 39 votes short of election, Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson announced.
By Matt Smith
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