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Curt Schilling came up short.
So did Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.
Mark Buehrle, on his first ballot, got much less support but enough at 11% to stay on it and perhaps generate more support in coming years.
And so the Baseball Writers Association of America gave no one on the ballot the needed 75% of the Hall of Fame vote needed for enshrinement Tuesday, not even for arguably the greatest hitter and pitcher of their generation in Bonds and Clemens.
It marked the ninth time the BBWAA did not vote a player into the Hall, and the first time since 2013. Links to steroids and perhaps personal character issues have kept Bonds and Clemens out, although support has grown in recent years. Schilling had 71.1%, Bonds had 61.8% and Clemens 61.6% in their ninth years on the ballot.