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.
The New York Yankees like to talk about pinstripe pride. The aura, the team incessantly reminds us, envelops all who don the no-names-on-the-back uniform once worn by Ruth and Reggie, Gehrig and Munson, Mantle, Maris and DiMaggio, who thanked the good Lord for making him a Yankee.
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.
Alex Rodriguez became the youngest of seven players in Major League Baseball history to hit 600 home runs, continuing his climb toward what was once the sport’s most hallowed record under the shadow of admitted steroid use.