For the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers Association of America failed to vote in a player to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
According to the BWAA's website, a winning candidate did not emerge from the Hall of Fame balloting conducted by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and verified by Ernst & Young. There were 569 ballots cast, the third highest total in the history of the voting, but none of the 37 candidates in the 2013 vote gained mention on the required 75 percent for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Who would get in—better yet, who would be left out from this class—has been the subject of debate for years.
Among those eligible for the first time: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza, Craig Biggio and Sammy Sosa.
The 2013 Hall of Fame Class will be announced live on the MLB Network at 2 p.m. CST.
Hundreds of professional Major League Baseball players have come from Missouri, according to Baseball Almanac. A few of them, such as Yogi Berra and Earl Weaver are even Hall of Famers. For a full list of Hall of Fame players from Missouri, visit Baseball Almanac.
Locally, Florissant is home for two Major Leaguers: Gus Creely, who played briefly in 1890 for the St. Louis Browns, and Kyle McClellan, who has played for the St. Louis Cardinals since 2008 and is now looking for a new squad.