San Francisco Giants: Barry Bonds and My IBWAA Hall of Fame Ballot

By Michael Saltzman
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Roger Clemens
139.4 Career WAR, 354 wins, 4672 strikeouts, 3.12 ERA, 3.09 FIP, 143 ERA+

For every vote Bonds gets it seems Clemens gets a vote as well. Both players were absolutely dominant in their careers. Both received seven trophies as the best player at their position. Bonds won seven MVP’s and Clemens won seven Cy Young awards. Both are also the faces of the PED scandals of the 1990’s and 2000’s that have led so many voters to turn their back on both players. Very few voters have voted for only one of them. Voters are either voting for both or neither. Much like Bonds, Clemens was so dominant for so long that his numbers rival multiple Hall of Famers combined. Ultimately, only Walter Johnson and Cy Young have a higher WAR than Clemens in baseball history among pitchers.