NEW YORK CITY—For the first time in over 15 years, there will be no new additions to the National Baseball Hall of Fame this year.
For the first time since 1996, eligible members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America did not vote in a single player from a ballot of 37 candidates.
Experts say the list was very controversial, including names like Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa.
While many of the star players on the list topped the charts with various statistics, some believe their careers are tainted by possible use of performance-enhancing drugs.
A candidate needs at least 75 percent of the ballots to be elected into the hall.
This is only the eighth time in the history of the National Baseball Hall of Fame that no one was inducted.
So long as they maintain at least five percent of the ballots cast, players have 15 years on the ballot before they are no longer eligible for the hall of fame.