baseball • One year after writers failed to elect any players to the Baseball Hall of Fame, four candidates are polling strongly as voters make their selections public. By Tuesday afternoon, the website baseballthinkfactory.com had collected 155 full ballots over a quarter of the electorate, based on last year and found that, within that sample, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas and Craig Biggio had cleared the 75 percent threshold needed for election.
Results will be announced Wednesday, with the induction ceremony in July in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, decorated stars with ties to steroids, fared little better than they did last season, when they made their debut on the ballot with less than 38 percent apiece. Bonds had 41.3 percent so far, and Clemens 40.6 percent.