No One, Including Barry Bonds, Elected to Hall of FameFor the first time in more than a decade, not one player got the neeeded votes this year
Barry Bonds....aka Cheating Bastard
Judgment day has arrived for former Giants slugger Barry Bonds to find out if his Hall of Fame fate and the vote was a big fat no.
In the end, baseball writers chose to send no one. It was only the second time in more than four decades that no one got the needed votes.
Bonds was one of several players who had a cloud of steroids shrouding his candidacy into the Hall of Fame. He received 36.2 percent of the vote. He needed 75-percent.
Former Oakland A's slugger Mark McGuire was also on the ballot. He only received 16.9 percent of the vote.
Since 1965, the only years the writers didn't elect a candidate were when Yogi Berra topped the 1971 vote by appearing on 67 percent of the ballots cast and when Phil Niekro headed the 1996 ballot at 68 percent. Both were chosen the following years when they achieved the 75 percent necessary for election.
Results were announced at 11 a..m. California time.http://www.nbcbayarea.com/blogs/the-cove/Barry-Bonds-Not-Elected-to-Hall-of-Fame-186198441.html