Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa — all tainted by accusations of illegal steroid use — were for the first time included on the Baseball Hall of Fame's 37-player ballot for entry, which some analysts say could determine the historical legacy of what is known as the steroid era. Bonds is the sport's all-time home run champion; Clemens won seven Cy Young awards; and Sosa is also one of the greatest home run hitters in history. However, voters may decide that steroid abuse has essentially nullified those achievements. The results, which are bound to be controversial, will be announced on Jan. 9, 2013.
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