Baseball-Bonds and Clemens get another swing at Baseball Hall of Fame

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[1/2] Oct 14, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; San Francisco Giants erstwhile subordinate Barry Bonds looks connected signifier the stands during the sixth inning successful crippled 5 of the 2021 NLDS betwixt the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers astatine Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard

Nov 7 (Reuters) - Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, whose legacies were tainted by allegations of steroid use, were fixed different accidental astatine making the Baseball Hall of Fame aft being among the 8 players named connected Monday to the Contemporary Baseball Era subordinate ballot.

Any campaigner who receives votes connected 75% of the ballots formed by the 16-member Contemporary Baseball Era Players Committee connected Dec. 4 volition gain predetermination to the Hall of Fame successful 2023.

The committee, which focuses connected the play from 1980 to the contiguous day, considers retired Major League Baseball players who are nary longer eligible for predetermination by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA).

In January, Bonds and Clemens some failed to scope the 75% threshold needed for induction successful their 10th and last twelvemonth of eligibility connected the BBWAA ballot. Bonds earned enactment from 66% of the ballot portion Clemens received 65.2%.

Bonds is baseball's all-time location tally person and Clemens is 1 of the game's astir ascendant pitchers but contempt on-field accomplishments that transcend Hall of Fame standards galore voters soured connected them owed to performance-enhancing cause allegations.

Both Bonds, who has agelong denied knowingly utilizing performance-enhancing drugs, and Clemens, who has maintained that helium ne'er utilized them, person astatine nary clip tested affirmative for a banned substance oregon received subject from MLB.

The different candidates connected the Contemporary Baseball Era subordinate ballot are Albert Belle, Don Mattingly, Fred McGriff, Dale Murphy, Rafael Palmeiro and Curt Schilling.

Reporting by Frank Pingue successful Toronto Editing by Christian Radnedge

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