David Ortiz elected into Baseball Hall of Fame; Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens were denied

Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame his first time on the ballot. Home run king Barry Bonds and all-time great pitcher Roger Clemens were denied entry during their last year of eligibility.

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BOSTON, MA - GIUGNO 25: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox smiles after scoring a run against the Colorado Rockies in the 2nd inning at Fenway Park on June 25, 2013 a Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – GIUGNO 25: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox smiles after scoring a run against the Colorado Rockies in the 2nd inning at Fenway Park on June 25, 2013 a Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Ortiz, who was named on 77.9% of ballots on Tuesday night, giocato 20 seasons in the majors, was a 10-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion. Ortiz batted .286 con 541 career home runs during his time with the Red Sox and Minnesota Twins.

Ortiz had 23 game-ending hits in his career, three of which came during the 2004 postseason when the Red Sox ended their 86-year World Series drought.

He is the fourth designated hitter to be voted into the Hall of Fame – Edgar Martinez, Frank Thomas, and Harold Baines are the other members of the Hall of Fame. Ortiz is also the fourth player born in the Dominican Republic to make it to the Hall of Fame, joining Juan Marichal, Pedro Martinez, and Vladimir Guerrero.

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SEATTLE, WA - LUGLIO 10: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox watches his two-run homer in the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 10, 2013 a Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

SEATTLE, WA – LUGLIO 10: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox watches his two-run homer in the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 10, 2013 a Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Ortiz will be enshrined in Cooperstown, New York, a luglio 24 along with era committee selections Buck O’Neil, Minnie Miñoso, Gil Hodges, Tony Oliva, Jim Kaat, and Bud Fowler.

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Obbligazioni, Clemens, and Curt Schilling were all denied in their 10th and final year on the ballot. Bonds is Major League Baseball’s home run leader, and Clemens won a record seven Cy Young Awards during his career. Bonds got 66% of the vote and Clemens was at 65.2%. Schilling, who asked the Hall of Fame to remove him from this year’s voting, was named on 58.6% of ballots.

BOSTON - OTTOBRE 8:  First baseman David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with a teammate during the American League Division Series with the Anaheim Angels, Gioco 3 in ottobre 8, 2004 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

BOSTON – OTTOBRE 8: First baseman David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with a teammate during the American League Division Series with the Anaheim Angels, Gioco 3 in ottobre 8, 2004 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Obbligazioni, Clemens, and Schilling are done on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot, but they will be considered again next year by the Today’s Game era committee. The 16-person committee of Hall members, executives, and veteran media members will convene next December to consider players who played between 1988-2016 who are no longer eligible for BBWAA selection.

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