In his 10th and final year on the ballot, former Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds did not receive enough votes needed to earn induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
After the news broke, the Giants posted a social media message expressing disappointment in Bonds not getting voted in during his final year of eligibility. However, San Francisco still had some optimism, as Bonds still has the chance to qualify through a veteran committee.
"We remain hopeful that he will gain election into the National Baseball Hall of Fame through the next phase of the voting process," the team's message stated.
Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was the only person to be elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America in the class of 2022. Ortiz received 77.9 percent of the vote in his first year on the ballot. Players need at least 75 percent of the vote to receive induction.