The Baseball Hall of Fame will not included Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa as well as other players tainted by scandal. The Hall of Fame said no also to Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens amidst a low vote count year.
None of the 600 or so eligible players received the required 75% of the vote to be selected, the highest vote getter, Craig Biggio, received 68.2% of the vote. As a result no players were elected to the Hall of Fame Class of 2013. This is only the second time in four decades that a shutout has occurred for Baseball Hall of Fame voting.
Sosa, was the on the ballot for the first time in great part due to his powerful hitting. The Dominican born Sosa played with five professional baseball teams from 1989 through 2007, spending most of his time with the Chicago Cubs as a right fielder. Later reports came out that Sosa was on a list of MLB players that tested positive for steroids, a claim he has denied.