All-Star sluggers Rafael Palmeiro, Jeff Bagwell, Mark McGwire and Juan Gonzalez didn’t come close in Wednesday’s election. No telling if they ever will, either, after Hall voters sent a clear message: The drug cloud isn’t going to cover Cooperstown.
Former Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro in his first year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame, he appeared on the The Norris & Davis Show on 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore to discuss his career.
Palmeiro told SI.com Wednesday that he hopes Hall of Fame voters will forgive his mistake of taking a tainted vitamin injection in 2005.
Suspected steroid users Rafael Palmeiro and Juan Gonzalez are on baseball’s Hall of Fame ballot for the first time and join Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar, both having fallen just short in last year’s vote.