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'Clemens, Bonds controversy' MLB Hall of Fame voting, players' choice?
IMAGE SOURCE A vote to pick a player to enter the Major League Hall of Fame is in full swing. Recently, voters are showing their votes while the public is showing a boom. The US baseball statistics site 'Ace Offstats' is unveiling the results of the Hall of Fame ballot for players who retired from the major leagues. They do not have the right to vote, but the voting method is the same as that of the American Baseball Writers Association (BBWAA). Therefore, retired athletes will be able to find out the possibility of entering the Hall of Fame by the candidates. A total of 35 votes have been released to date, and many athletes have asked for anonymity. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were among the most controversial votes this year. With the vote rate not reaching 75%, the Hall of Fame has failed every year, but the vote rate has steadily increased to 57.3% (Clemens) and 56.4% (Bonds) in recent years. The first thing that was revealed was Kevin Youkilis, who played in the Boston Red Sox center field with a high on-base percentage during his active career. In this vote, which could give votes to a maximum of 10, Kevin Youkilis cast votes for both Bonds and Clemens. Kevin Youkilis added 10 more by adding Mariano Rivera, Manny Ramirez, Sammy Sosa, Edgar Martinez, Fred McGriff, Roy Halladay, Curt Schilling and Larry Walker. Jeff Kent, Billy Wagner, Gary Sheffield, Mike Mussina, and Andy Pettitte did not get in. Ten of the 35 people who have been released to date have removed both Clemens and Bonds from their votes. Mike Cameron, an outfielder who had both fast feet and power, threw a ticket to Bonds but did not do it to Clemens. However, Clemens was included in the top 10 candidates. Curt Schilling and Larry Walker, both of which were nominated for the Hall of Fame, attracted interest. The two have lost both Clemens and Bonds and have not put themselves in 10. Shilling added, "I do not vote for cheaters." Geoff Blum, on the other hand, introduced an interesting anecdote. "Sheffield has surprised me when I see third baseman," Geoff Blum said. Blum put Sheffield in his choice.
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