Players need to receive 75 percent of the votes in order to be inducted. Craig Biggio was the closest, with 68.2%, followed by Jack Morris, who received 67.7%. This was Biggio's first year on the ballot. Morris, on the other hand, is in his 14th and 2nd-to-last year on the ballot.
Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds, arguably the greatest pitcher and hitter the game has ever seen, respectively, were pretty low on the list, thanks to their assumed use of performance enhancing drugs. Both were on the ballot for the first time. Clemens received 37.6%, and Bonds received 36.2%.
This is the first time since 1996 that no one has been elected.
What's your take on this year's Hall of Fame voting? Aside from the obvious PED users, were there any serious snubs? Who would you have voted for?
Here is the list of players who received at least one vote, courtesy of BBWAA: