Bonds, Sosa, Clemens on baseball Hall of Fame ballot for first time

Bonds, Sosa, Clemens on baseball Hall of Fame ballot for first time

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SAN FRANCISCO - APRIL 05: Barry Bonds #25 of the San Francisco Giants walks off the field against the San Diego Padres during a Major League Baseball game on April 5, 2007 at AT&T Park in San Francisco. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

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Posted on November 28, 2012 at 12:14 PM

By BEN WALKER  /  AP Baseball Writer

   NEW YORK (AP) -- Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are listed on the baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, setting up an election sure to become a referendum on the Steroids Era.
 
   The 37-player ballot was announced Wednesday.
 
   More than 600 longtime members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America will vote through next month. Candidates need 75 percent for induction, and the results will be announced Jan. 9.
 
   Bonds is the all-time home run champion with 762 and won a record seven MVP awards. Clemens set a record with seven Cy Young trophies and Sosa hit 609 homers. The voters will now decide whether drug allegations that tainted their huge numbers should keep them out of Cooperstown.
 
   Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Curt Schilling also are among the 24 first-time eligibles.
 

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