The same goes for Sammy Sosa who, like Bonds and Clemens, appears on the ballot for the first time in 2013. Bonds, Clemens and Sosa show up on the Hall ballot for the first time, with all sides eager to find out whether drug allegations will block the former stars from reaching the shrine. In a monthlong election sure to become a referendum on the Steroids Era, the Hall ballot was released Wednesday, and Bonds, Clemens and Sosa are on it for the first time. Bonds, Clemens and Sosa each posted some of the biggest numbers in the game's history, but all were tainted by accusations that they used performance-enhancing drugs. The most polarizing Hall of Fame debate since Pete Rose will now be decided by the baseball shrine's voters: Do Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa belong in Cooperstown despite drug allegations that tainted their huge numbers? Sosa ranks eighth on the homer chart with 609. The voters who will actually decide that debate can get to work now that the 2013 ballot has been unveiled.