How the face of MLB’s steroid era is getting closer to the Hall of Fame

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Amid the controversy and disdain surrounding slugger Barry Bonds, one indisputable truth remains: He is one of the greatest hitters of all time.

He has the track record to prove it, with 14 All-Star games, seven MVP awards and 12 Silver Sluggers to his name. But his name and resumé are tainted, stamped with the asterisk of baseball‘s steroid era, when Bonds became the poster child for performance-enhancing drugs.

Bonds’ alleged steroid use kept him out of the Baseball Hall of Fame during his first four years on the ballot. It’s curious, then, that early reports suggest his chances of induction this year (to be officially announced Jan. 18) are increasing. Read more…

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