NEW YORK — Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were all denied entry to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday as voters failed to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades, the Associated Press is reporting.
All three players have been connected to performance-enhancing drugs, hurting their chances of being elected.
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.
All three were appearing on the ballot for the first time and have up to 14 more years to make it to Cooperstown.
Craig Biggio received the highest percentage of votes at 68.2 percent.