2013 Baseball Hall of Fame Vote: 5 Big Surprises from This Year's Ballots

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2013 Baseball Hall of Fame Vote: 5 Big Surprises from This Year's Ballots
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Barry Bonds was on 36 percent of 2013 Hall of Fame ballots.

The answer is... zero.

Among the 37 players eligible to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013, none of them received the 75 percent of the vote required for induction into Cooperstown. 

Though the result probably shouldn't be shocking, considering how much controversy was associated with this year's class, it's still a somewhat surprising outcome.

Even if players associated with steroid use like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were almost certain not to be elected, there were plenty of other players still worthy of acknowledgement and election, most of whom had no suspicion linked to PED use whatsoever. 

But even if the 2013 Hall of Fame balloting can't be considered a total shock, a deeper look at the voting results still reveals several surprises. Here are the few that stand out and may prompt some head-slapping among fans, reporters and analysts who follow baseball. 

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