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Press Release

01/09/2012 3:31 PM ET
Statement of Michael Weiner regarding Hall of Fame election results

LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Michael Weiner today issued the following statement regarding the Baseball Hall of Fame's election results.

"Today's news that those members of the BBWAA afforded the privilege of casting ballots failed to elect even a single player to the Hall of Fame is unfortunate, if not sad. Those empowered to help the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum document the history of the game failed to recognize the contributions of several Hall of Fame worthy players. To ignore the historic accomplishments of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, for example, is hard to justify. Moreover, to penalize players exonerated in legal proceedings -- and others never even implicated -- is simply unfair. The Hall of Fame is supposed to be for the best players to have ever played the game. Several such players were denied access to the Hall today. Hopefully, this will be rectified by future voting."