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Second baseman Craig Biggio #7 of the Houston Astros with wife Patty, daughter Quinn with sons Conor and Cavan after getting his 3,000th career hit against the Colorado Rockies in the 7th inning on June 28, 2007 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Second baseman Craig Biggio #7 of the Houston Astros with wife Patty, daughter Quinn with sons Conor and Cavan after getting his 3,000th career hit against the Colorado Rockies in the 7th inning on June 28, 2007 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

COOPERSTOWN (105.3 THE FAN) – For just the eighth time in history, no eligible candidates received the required 75 percent of votes to gain entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Craig Biggio, who totaled 3,060 hits and was a seven-time All-Star, topped the ballot with 388 votes – or 68.2 percent – just 39 shy of the 427 needed for election.

Mike Piazza, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Roger Clemens all appeared on the ballot for the first time, but only Piazza was within 100 votes of the needed total. Barry Bonds, who has become the face of the steroid era, received only 206 votes.

A total of 569 ballots – the third most in voting history – were cast by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Five of the submitted were blank. Voters are selected from a pool of media members with 10 or more consecutive years of Major League Baseball coverage.

The last year in which no eligible candidates were selected was 1996.

Below is a breakdown of the voting totals for each eligible candidate.

Ballots Cast: 569
Needed for Election: 427
VOTES PLAYER PERCENTAGE
388 Craig Biggio 68.20%
385 Jack Morris 67.70%
339 Jeff Bagwell 59.60%
329 Mike Piazza 57.80%
297 Tim Raines 52.20%
272 Lee Smith 47.80%
221 Curt Schilling 38.80%
214 Roger Clemens 37.60%
206 Barry Bonds 36.20%
204 Edgar Martinez 35.90%
191 Alan Trammell 33.60%
123 Larry Walker 21.60%
118 Fred McGriff 20.70%
106 Dale Murphy 18.60%
96 Mark McGwire 16.90%
75 Don Mattingly 13.20%
71 Sammy Sosa 12.50%
50 Rafael Palmeiro 8.80%
19 Bernie Williams 3.30%
18 Kenny Lofton 3.20%
16 Sandy Alomar Jr. 2.80%
6 Julio Franco 1.10%
5 David Wells 0.90%
4 Steve Finley 0.70%
2 Shawn Green 0.40%
1 Aaron Sele 0.20%
0 Jeff Cirillo 0.00%
0 Royce Clayton 0.00%
0 Jeff Conine 0.00%
0 Roberto Hernandez 0.00%
0 Ryan Klesko 0.00%
0 Jose Mesa 0.00%
0 Reggie Sanders 0.00%
0 Mike Stanton 0.00%
0 Todd Walker 0.00%
0 Rondell White 0.00%
0 Woody Williams 0.00%
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