Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa came up way short on the latest Hall of Fame ballot, in which the Baseball Writers Association of America chose nobody for this year’s class. McGwire received just 16.9 percent of the vote while Sosa received 12.5. A minimum of 75 percent is required for induction. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Mark McGwire | Sammy SosaVERDUCCI: Rejection of Clemens, Bonds may be temporary

Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa came up way short on the latest Hall of Fame ballot, in which the Baseball Writers Association of America chose nobody for this year’s class. McGwire received just 16.9 percent of the vote while Sosa received 12.5. A minimum of 75 percent is required for induction. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Mark McGwire | Sammy Sosa
VERDUCCI: Rejection of Clemens, Bonds may be temporary

Today marks the nine-year anniversary of The Bartman Incident that Chicago fans believe cost the team a potential championship. The Cubs were five outs from their first trip to the World Series since 1945 before giving up eight runs to the Marlins. The team appeared to come apart after a fan named Steve Bartman, sitting along the left-field line at Wrigley Field, tried to catch a foul ball that was about to be caught by Cubs’ outfielder Moises Alou for the second out of the inning. (John Biever/SI)
TAYLOR: Bartman wasn’t interested in cashing in his 15 minutes of fame

Today marks the nine-year anniversary of The Bartman Incident that Chicago fans believe cost the team a potential championship. The Cubs were five outs from their first trip to the World Series since 1945 before giving up eight runs to the Marlins. The team appeared to come apart after a fan named Steve Bartman, sitting along the left-field line at Wrigley Field, tried to catch a foul ball that was about to be caught by Cubs’ outfielder Moises Alou for the second out of the inning. (John Biever/SI)

TAYLOR: Bartman wasn’t interested in cashing in his 15 minutes of fame

Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder pops out against Cubs pitcher Rich Harden during a 2008 Chicago-Milwaukee game. Fielder is the top free agent on the market now and according to SI’s Tom Verducci, will choose between the Rangers and Nationals. (John Biever/SI)
VERDUCCI: Fielder sweepstakes down to two teams LEMIRE: Despite long wait, Rangers remain best fitCORCORAN: Settlements, extensions made for a busy week

Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder pops out against Cubs pitcher Rich Harden during a 2008 Chicago-Milwaukee game. Fielder is the top free agent on the market now and according to SI’s Tom Verducci, will choose between the Rangers and Nationals. (John Biever/SI)

VERDUCCI: Fielder sweepstakes down to two teams 
LEMIRE: Despite long wait, Rangers remain best fit
CORCORAN: Settlements, extensions made for a busy week