Baseball Hall Will Have No 2013 Inductees, Biggio Comes Closest

By Dean Pantazi

Baseball Hall Will Have No 2013 Inductees, Biggio Comes Closest

January 10, 2013 Updated Jan 10, 2013 at 12:53 AM EST

COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK (www.incnow.tv) - For the first time since 1996 and only the eighth time ever, the Baseball Writers Association of America failed to elect a single inductee for 2013 to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Former Houston Astro great Craig Biggio, one of just 28 players with 3,000 career hits, came the closest at 68.2 per cent, with being named on 75 per cent of the ballots required for election.

Steroid allegations held first year eligibles Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, and Sammy Sosa wel; below that required level.

What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "QUESTION OF THE DAY” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from 21Alive.com are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet

© Copyright 2015, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.