Joe Morgan urges HOF voters to keep steroid users out of Cooperstown

The Hall of Fame ballot is announced, plus the 2018 Spring Training schedule is released.

Joe Morgan sent a letter to Hall of Fame voters Tuesday, urging them not to vote for known steroid users. Morgan, a 10-time all-star, is now vice chairman for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

“I think the Hall of Fame is special. There is sanctity to being elected to the Hall,” Morgan wrote. “It is revered. It is the hardest Hall of Fame to enter, of any sport in America. … We hope the day never comes when known steroid users are voted into the Hall of Fame. They cheated. Steroid users don’t belong here.”

Morgan issues this letter a day after the ballot for the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot was released. The ballot includes suspected PED users such as Barry Bonds, Rogers Clemens and Sammy Sosa.

Morgan, 74, was inducted into Cooperstown in 1980 after an illustrious career that included two MVPs and two World Series rings.

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