Patrons of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum view the plaques of inducted members during induction weekend on July 24 2010 in Cooperstown New York. - Jim McIsaac

2013 Hall of Fame Election

The 2013 election to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown promises to be one of the most interesting and divisive in years. The steroid era comes on to the ballot in full effect, with the arrival of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens - both players with first-ballot records, but tainted by the stain of performance-enhancing drugs. How will the BBWAA handle the situation?

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2013 Hall Of Fame: Silence Is Golden

The Cooperstown induction ceremony this year will be brief, as for the first time since 1996, no-one was elected by the BBWAA. I find myself entirely happy with this situation.

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2013 Hall of Fame: Burying History

By shutting out everybody who played in the "Steroid Era", the BBWAA is trying to cover up a part of Baseball history. This makes someone who fell in love with the game during that time very sad.

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2013 Hall Of Fame Results: No Bonds, Clemens

The BBWAA voters have made their decision, and it's not entirely unexpected. Despite their stats being among the best of all time, neither Barry Bonds nor Roger Clemens need to make hotel reservations for Cooperstown - at least, not this year. Both failed to get the 75% of votes needed to be elected to the Hall of Fame. Then again, so did everyone else.

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Hall of Fame Results: 11am AZ time

The results of the election to the 2013 Hall of Fame will be announced today. MLB Network’s coverage starts at 10am (Arizona time), including the announcement of the results at 11am. Here, for your consideration are the stats of those who were on the ballot this year.

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2013 Hall Of Fame Ballot: D-backs And The Rest

The debate that has been bubbling under the surface of the Hall of Fame balloting for the past couple of years finally reaches boiling point this year, as we reach those whose final season in the majors was 2007. That includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa - but also a good crop of players with Diamondbacks links.

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