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Ortiz, Clemens, Bonds to Be Close Calls for Hall of Fame

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz reacts after flying out to deep center field in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York, on Sept. 28, 2016. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and David Ortiz appear to be the only players with a chance at Hall of Fame enshrinement when results are unveiled Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, with Ortiz most likely to get in on his first try. Bonds and Clemens are each in their 10th and final turns under consideration by voters from the Baseball Writers' Association of America. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz reacts after flying out to deep center field in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York, on Sept. 28, 2016. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and David Ortiz appear to be the only players with a chance at Hall of Fame enshrinement when results are unveiled Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, with Ortiz most likely to get in on his first try. Bonds and Clemens are each in their 10th and final turns under consideration by voters from the Baseball Writers' Association of America. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
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(AP) -- Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, with eight MVPs and seven Cy Young Awards between them, are in the bottom of the last inning in their Hall of Fame bids. Either they get in Tuesday — and it’s going to be close — or Cooperstown may elude them entirely.

David Ortiz knows a thing or two about clutch swings late in the game. But he might put this one away in his first at-bat.