Barry Bonds is Major League Baseball's home run king, but the seven-time MVP isn't Hall of Fame bound.
On Tuesday morning, the Baseball Writers' Association of America released the results of the 2015 Hall of Fame ballot and Bonds did not receive the necessary 75 percent of the votes for enshrinement.
Bonds received more votes this year (36.8 percent) than he did in 2014 (34.7 percent) and 2013 (36.2 percent) -- his first year of eligibility.
In November, when the the BBWAA released the list of 34 candidates, Bonds opened up about his candidancy to MLB.com.
"I deserve to be there," Bonds declared. "(Roger) Clemens deserves to be there. The guys that are supposed to be there are supposed to be there. Period. I don’t even know how to say it. We are Hall of Famers.
"Why are we having these conversations about it? Why are we talking about a baseball era that has come and gone? Era, era, era. Do the best players in the game deserve to be in the Hall of Fame? Yes. Everything that everyone has accomplished in baseball is in that [record] book. Correct?
So if that’s correct, then we need to be in there. End of story...
"If [Hall of Fame enshrinement] never happens, I know the player I was in the game of baseball. I know in my heart and my soul. I know how hard I played. I know how much I dedicated to myself. I know how much I trained. I know how much I gave to that game. I was very, very good at it. And I will never in my life allow anyone on the planet to take that away from me."
Over his 22-year career, Bonds amassed a .298 batting average to go along with 762 home runs and 1,996 RBI.
He hit a single-season record 73 home runs in 2001.
His 2,558 walks and 688 intentional walks are the most in MLB history.
He took home eight Gold Gloves.
The 14-time All-Star is the only member of the 500-home run, 500-stolen-base club.
Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio received enough votes and will be enshrined this summer.