Bonds, Clemens, Sosa set to show up on Hall ballot

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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2007, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds, right, hits his 761st career home run, a solo effort, off Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Chris Capuano in the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco. Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are set to show up on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, and fans will soon find out whether drug allegations block the former stars from reaching baseball's shrine. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — For several years, baseball fans have argued whether Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa belong in the Hall of Fame.

Starting Wednesday, the voters who will actually decide that debate can get to work.

Bonds, Clemens and Sosa are set to show up on the Hall ballot for the first time, with all sides eager to find out whether drug allegations will block the former stars from reaching the shrine.

The 2013 ballot will be announced at noon EST.

Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Curt Schilling are certain to be among the other first-time eligibles. Jack Morris, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines are the top holdover candidates.

Longtime members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America will vote through next month and the results will be announced Jan. 9.

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