Former A's Giambi, Chavez on Hall of Fame ballot; Bonds on for eighth time

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Former A's Giambi, Chavez on Hall of Fame ballot; Bonds on for eighth time
Former A's Giambi, Chavez on Hall of Fame ballot; Bonds on for eighth time

Two of the A's top players this millennium landed on the Hall of Fame ballot released Monday, and Giants outfielder Barry Bonds is on the ballot for the eighth time. First baseman Jason Giambi, the 2000 American League MVP, is listed on the ballot for the first time, along with six-time Gold Glove third baseman Eric Chavez. Bonds, a seven-time MVP, would have been a first-ballot inductee were it not for his connection to the steroid scandals of the mid-2000s. Seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens likewise would be in the Hall were it not for allegations of performance-enhancing substance use elicited during a court case. Bonds received 251 votes, or 59.1%, of the votes cast by members of the

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