Baseball HOF cuts election eligibility to 10 years (Yahoo Sports)
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire will have less time to remain eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot under changes made Saturday. Bonds, Clemens and Sosa, shunned so far along with other Steroids Era stars, can be considered up to eight more times each by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Three players with 11-15 years will remain eligible: Don Mattingly (15th year in 2015), Alan Trammell (14th) and Lee Smith (13th). In 1991, players on baseball’s permanent ineligible list were barred from the ballot, a move that prevented career hits leader Pete Rose from being considered.