baseball • 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.
Former Most Valuable Players Jeff Bagwell and Larry Walker, and former Rookies of the Year Benito Santiago and Raul Mondesi also will be on the 33-man ballot, the Baseball Writers' Association of America said Monday.
Mark McGwire, 10th on the career list with 583 homers, is back on the ballot. He received 128 votes (23.7 percent) in January in his fourth appearance on the ballot well under the 75 percent needed for election. He admitted last year to using steroids and human growth hormone during his playing days.