The usual Hall of Fame debate of whether certain new inductees actually deserve the honor was tweaked in 2013, at least in baseball. Stars such as Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire were in their first year of Hall eligibility, but thanks to the taint of PED allegations, admissions and apologies, none came close to receiving 75 percent of the vote needed for induction. In fact, among those four, Clemens had the best showing with just 37.6 percent.

It was the first time since 1996 that Baseball Writers Association of America did not elect any players to the Hall. (Technically one player was inducted as baseball's new Pre-Integration Committee recognized Deacon White, a catcher and third baseman who last played in 1890.)

But there were lots of deserving inductees for football, hockey and basketball, including big-time scorers such as Cris Carter, Bernard King and Brendan Shanahan:

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