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The San Francisco Giants praised the “generational talent” of Barry Bonds on Tuesday after the home run king was not elected to the Hall of Fame in his final year of eligibility on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) ballot.

Bonds hit a record 762 home runs, won seven National League MVP awards and was a 14-time All-Star during his 22-year career, but allegations of steroid use have kept him from reaching Cooperstown.

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