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Stark speculates Bonds will be snubbed of Baseball Hall again originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The National Baseball Hall of Fame has yet another chance to welcome in the Home Run King, as Giants legend Barry Bonds is one of eight players MLB named to the Contemporary Baseball Era ballot on Monday.

But will it happen?

MLB insider Jayson Stark of The Athletic isn’t convinced Bonds will receive enough votes to crack the elusive doors of Cooperstown.

“Maybe this committee will surprise us and be more willing to overlook those performance-enhancing drugs cloud than the writers were,” Stark wrote Monday. “But what’s more likely is that the ex-players on this committee will want no part of sharing the podium with Bonds and [Roger] Clemens anytime soon on a July afternoon in Cooperstown.”

The committee will consist of 16 former players. Bonds needs 75 percent of the vote — or at least 12 of the 16 votes — to join the Hall of Fame Class of 2023.

Albert Belle, Don Mattingly, Fred McGriff, Dale Murphy, Rafael Palmeiro and Curt Schilling are the other six players on the ballot along with Bonds and Clemens.

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There is no limit to how many of the eight players can be inducted.

That means all that separates Bonds and Cooperstown is 12 votes from a cast of former players yet to be announced.

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Source: Yahoo Sports


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