As for Murphy, the two-time Most Valuable Player and five-time Gold Glove winner received 18.6 percent, an increase from last year and his highest percentage since 2000.
"I was very encouraged by [the vote increase]," Murphy said from his home in Alpine. "Overall, after 15 years I thought I would have more support than I ended up with. I was grateful for the experience with my kids who campaigned by writing letters."
Murphy still holds out for entrance into the hall via a committee who vote on individuals eligible for induction but ineligible for consideration by the writers.
"I think I have a good profile for that," said Murphy, who believes his lack of a longer peak period is responsible for his lack of Hall support.
"The last three or four years were not very productive. I was also battling through injuries. It's hard to look at my career and say then, 'If I quit now, my Hall of Fame chances would be better.' "
Bonds, a winner of seven MVP awards and the MLB season and career leader in home runs, received 36.2 percent. Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young winner, received 37 percent. Despite more than 600 career home runs, Sammy Sosa received only 12 percent.