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| January 9, 2013
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Voting Membership for the Baseball Hall of Fame does not elect a single baseball player.

For the first time since 1996, not a single baseball player was voted in to the Baseball Hall of Fame. This year was made infamous by the fact that major players associated with the steroids era appeared on the ballot for the very first time, including all-time home runs leader Barry Bonds, seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens, and longtime Cubs great Sammy Sosa. 

In order to be elected into the Hall of Fame, a player needs to receive votes from 75% of the Hall's voting committee, the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The closest player to that percentage was Craig Biggio, the twentieth player in MLB history to reach 3,000 hits. He garnered 68.2% of the vote, needing 39 votes to make the Hall. 

Though he was cleared of lying on Capitol Hill in 2008 when he said he never took performance-enhancing drugs, Roger Clemens only received 37.6% of the vote. Bonds, who was convicted of obstruction of justice stemming from charges that he lied about unknowingly taking steroids, received 36.2% of the vote. Sosa received a mere 12.5% of the vote.

Among other notable first-year eligibles, catcher Mike Piazza received 57.8% of the vote, while pitcher Curt Schilling received 38.8% of the vote. 

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