For the first time ever YouWager fans who follow MLB baseball have the pleasure to learn that Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are listed on the baseball Hall of Fame ballot. This sets up an election sure to become a referendum on the steroids era.
Next month more than 600 longtime members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America will cast their vote. In order for candidates to be inducted candidates need 75 percent and the results will be announced Jan. 9.
Bonds is the all-time home run champion with 762 votes and won a record seven MVP awards. In addition, Clemens set a record with seven Cy Young trophies and as baseball fans know Sosa hit 609 homers.
It’s up to the voters to decide whether drug allegations that tainted their huge numbers should keep them out of Cooperstown.
There were many who were unsure about whether Rose should be enshrined but as of right now there is currently no way he can be considered.
Bonds, Clemens and Sosa each posted outstanding statistics even when their accomplishments were full of accusations they used performance-enhancing drugs. Furthermore, as baseball keeps trying to rid itself of PEDs, their impact on HRs, RBIs and Ws remains somewhat of a problem.