Hall of Fame Outlook Not Good For Bonds, Clemons and Sosa
This is the first year of Baseball Hall of Fame eligibility for home run kings Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa and pitching great Roger Clemons but if early returns are any indication they won’t be being enshrined in Cooperstown next summer. Their incredible diamond feats have been overshadowed by the taint of steroid usage and an early AP survey of the baseball writers casting ballots shows their induction to be a long shot at best.
The survey was taken among 112 voters, which represent about 20 percent of the writers eligible. Hall of Fame candidates need 75 percent of support of votes to be inducted. Bonds received support from 45 percent of voters, Clemens 43 percent and Sosa 18 percent.
What this means is that the remaining writers will have to cast ballots for the three at a rate of from 80-85%, very unlikely.