NEW YORK (January 9, 2013)--Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were denied entry Wednesday to baseball's Hall of Fame, as voters failed to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
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.
The three appeared on the ballot for the first time and have as much as 14 more years in which to make it to Cooperstown.
Craig Biggio, 20th on the career list with 3,060 hits, topped the 37 candidates with 68.2 percent of the 569 ballots, 39 shy of the 75 percent needed.
Among other first-year eligibles, Mike Piazza received 57.8 percent and Curt Schilling 38.8
Jack Morris led holdovers with 67.7 percent.
He will make his final ballot appearance next year, when Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine are eligible for the first time.