Jeff Conine

No players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

No players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

The electorate of the Baseball Writers' Association of America sent a clear message to tainted superstars Wednesday: If you were suspected of taking performance enhancing drugs, you don’t belong in the Hall of Fame. At least not in 2013.

No players were voted in by the writers this year — the first time that has happened since 1996 and the eighth time in the Hall’s history.

Outfielder Barry Bonds, the sport’s all-time home run leader and a seven-time MVP, and right-hander Roger Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, both failed to get close to the 75 percent vote threshold needed to get elected.

Bonds was named on 36.2 percent of the 569 ballots cast by eligible...