Former Giants great Barry Bonds again fell short of the 75 percent vote required for entry to the Hall of Fame in 2019.
But his vote percentage continued to trend upward in his eighth year of eligibility for admittance. That’s not much of a surprise — most eligible players see their percentages creep toward the 75 percent mark the longer they remain on the ballot.
Here are Bonds’ Hall of Fame vote totals over the past eight years:
Obviously, plenty of Hall of Fame voters are holding against Bonds his implication in MLB’s performance-enhancing drug investigation centered on the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO). But it’s noteworthy that in recent years, that group has been outnumbered by those who support his candidacy. A significant change in the electorate could boost his chances over the next two years, as beat writer Kerry Crowley outlined.
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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports