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NEW YORK (AP) -- Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
 
Bonds received just 36.2 percent of the vote, Clemens 37.6 and Sosa 12.5 in totals announced Wednesday by the Hall and the Baseball Writers' Association of America. They were appearing on the ballot for the first time and have up to 14 more years to make it to Cooperstown.
 
Craig Biggio, 20th on the career list with 3,060 hits, topped the 37 candidates with 68.2 percent of the 569 ballots, 39 shy of the 75 percent needed. Among other first-year eligibles, Mike Piazza received 57.8 percent and Curt Schilling 38.8
 
Jack Morris led holdovers with 67.7 percent. He will make his final ballot appearance next year, when Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine are eligible for the first time.

569 votes cast, 427 needed

Craig Biggio 388 (68.2%)

Jack Morris 385 (67.7%)

Jeff Bagwell 339 (59.6%)

Mike Piazza 329 (57.8%)

Tim Raines 297 (52.2%)

Lee Smith 272 (47.8%)

Curt Schilling 221 (38.8%)

Roger Clemens 214 (37.6%)

Barry Bonds 206 (36.2%)

Edgar Martinez 204 (35.9%)

Alan Trammell 191 (33.6%)

Larry Walker 123 (21.6%)

Fred McGriff 118 (20.7%)

Dale Murphy 106 (18.6%)

Mark McGwire 96 (16.9%)

Don Mattingly 75 (13.2%)

Sammy Sosa 71 (12.5%)

Rafael Palmeiro 50 (8.8%).

By receiving fewer than 29 votes (less than 5 percent), Bernie Williams 19 (3.3, Kenny Lofton 18 (3.2%), Sandy Alomar Jr. 16 (2.8%), Julio Franco 6 (1.1%), David Wells 5 (0.9%), Steve Finley 4 (0.7%), Shawn Green 2 (0.4%), Aaron Sele 1 (0.2%), Jeff Cirillo 0, Royce Clayton 0, Jeff Conine 0, Roberto Hernandez 0, Ryan Klesko 0, Jose Mesa 0, Reggie Sanders 0, Mike Stanton 0, Todd Walker 0, Rondell White 0 and Woody Williams 0 are no longer eligible for election by the BBWAA.

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