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Hall of Fame ballot includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, ex-Orioles OF Sammy Sosa
Hall of Fame ballot includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, ex-Orioles OF Sammy Sosa

The Baseball Writers' Association of America released its Hall of Fame ballot today, and now the next six weeks will be filled with debate on whether some of the biggest names -- and most controversial characters -- will get into Cooperstown's hallowed halls. Players on the ballot for the first time include a few stars that were embroiled in the sport's steroid controversy: namely Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and former Orioles outfielder Sammy Sosa. Mike Piazza, Craig Biggio and Curt Schilling also are first-timers, joining popular holdovers such as Jeff Bagwell, Jack Morris and Tim Raines on the ballot. Voters can choose up to 10 players per ballot, and, based solely on...

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