Posted: Jan 9, 2013 12:41 PM by Andrew Masuda
For the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers' Association of America did not vote in a single player from a ballot of 37 candidates that was deep and controversial. The voting results for the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 were announced on Wednesday.
Former Houston Astros star Craig Biggio was the leading vote-getter, being named on 68.2 percent of the ballots. He fell 39 votes shy of being elected.
388 votes (75%) were named out of 569 ballots.
Pitcher Jack Morris received 67.7 percent, Jeff Bagwell earned 59.6 percent and Mike Piazza was named on 57.8 percent of the ballots.
Baseball's all-time home run king Barry Bonds finished ninth with 36.2 percent of the votes. The former Pirates and Giants slugger finished his career with 762 home runs and 2,558 walks. He was a seven-time MVP.
Roger Clemens, who racked up 354 wins in his career, came in eighth with 37.6 percent. Sammy Sosa received 12.5 percent.
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