Former Yankees SPs Roger Clemens and Mike Mussina both fell short in the BBWAA Hall of Fame voting, announced Wednesday.
Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman are the four newest members of the Hall of Fame. They join Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, who were elected to the Hall by the Modern Baseball Era Committee in December.
Clemens, a 354-game winner and a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, retired following a second and abbreviated stint with the Yankees in 2007. The former Red Sox, Blue Jay, Yankee and Astro is ninth all-time in wins and 4,672 strikeouts are third behind Hall of Famers Nolan Ryan and Randy Johnson. Clemens was listed on 57.3 percent of the ballots, up from 54 percent last year, and has only four years remaining of eligibility before his chances shift to the Hall's various veterans committees.
Clemens was listed in the Mitchell Report among those who were said to have used steroids. He appeared before a Congressional committee in 2008 along with his former trainer Brian McNamee, who accused Clemens of steroid use.
Mussina, who retired after winning 20 games for the only time in his career in 2008 with the Yankees, received 63.5 percent of the vote. The right-hander won 270 games during an 18-year career spent with the Orioles and Yankees. He debuted on the 2014 ballot with just 20.4 percent of the vote and garnered 52 percent last year.