Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/7/12

Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants during 9-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at SBC Park on Thursday, June 24, 2004 Photo via Newscom

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Barry Bonds isn't exactly campaigning for inclusion in the Hall of Fame when the ballot is released in November, but he strongly believes he belongs in Cooperstown. "Oh, without a doubt," Bonds told MLB.com before Tuesday's fifth anniversary of his 756th home run, which broke Hank Aaron's longstanding record. "There's no doubt in my mind." There are, of course, some doubts among voters. His reputation has taken several hits since he retired in 2007 as baseball's all-time home run kind with 762. This is the first time his name will appear on the ballot, but writers who elect members of the Hall of Fame have ignored players tied to performance-enhancing drugs, including Mark McGwire, in previous votes. McGwire wasn't a seven-time Most Valuable Player, either. "I respect the Hall of Fame, don't get me wrong. I really, really, really respect the Hall of Fame. And I think we all do," Bonds told MLB.com. "I love the city of San Francisco and to me that's my Hall of Fame. I don't w...
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