Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds were snubbed in voting for baseball’s Hall of Fame, adding the game’s two most-decorated players to the list of retired stars bypassed because of links to performance-enhancing drugs.
Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa, whose record-setting Major League Baseball careers were shadowed by accusations of performance-enhancing drug use, are on the sport’s Hall of Fame ballot for the first time.
Roger Clemens, the pitcher who won more than 350 games and struck out more than 4,600 batters in a 24-year Major League Baseball career, was found not guilty of lying to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
The not guilty verdict in Roger Clemens’s perjury case is unlikely to sway baseball’s Hall of Fame voters who’ve spent years deciding whether accusations of steroid use should keep the seven-time Cy Young Award winner from being enshrined.
Roger Clemens wasn’t going to be portrayed as a victim at his trial for allegedly lying to Congress about using steroids, the ex-Major League Baseball pitcher’s lead defense lawyer told a federal jury in Washington.