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2013 BBWAA Hall of Fame Candidate Woody Williams (NBHOF Library)

Woody Williams endured an unspeakable family tragedy during his 15-year big league career.

His appearance on the 2013 Baseball Writers’ Association of America Hall of Fame ballot speaks volumes about a player who overcame the tallest obstacles en route to 132 big league wins.

2013 BBWAA Hall of Fame Candidate Bernie Williams (NBHOF Library)

Bernie Williams entered the big leagues with the expectation that he would continue the legacy of All-Star New York Yankees center fielders.

After 16 years, four Gold Glove Awards and four World Series championships, Williams fulfilled his destiny. Today, he stands on the threshold of the Hall of Fame.

2013 BBWAA Hall of Fame Candidate Rondell White (NBHOF Library)

Rondell White emerged from the legendary Montreal Expos farm system of the 1990s as one of the hottest prospects in the major leagues.

Over 15 big league seasons, White lived up to his billing – and now finds himself on the doorstep of the Hall of Fame.

White is one of 37 players on the 2013 Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot for the Class of 2013 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. White is making his debut on the ballot.

2013 BBWAA Hall of Fame Candidate David Wells (NBHOF Library)

David Wells’ career – on and off the diamond – was one of a kind.

Today, Wells stands on the verge of the one-and-only Mecca of baseball: The Hall of Fame.

Wells is one of 37 players on the 2013 Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot for the Class of 2013 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Wells is making his debut on the BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot.

2013 BBWAA Hall of Fame Candidate Todd Walker (NBHOF Library)

Todd Walker has already been honored by the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

Now, Walker has a shot at the ultimate Hall.

Walker is one of 37 players on the 2013 Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot for the Class of 2013 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Walker is making his debut on the ballot.

2013 BBWAA Hall of Fame Candidate Larry Walker (NBHOF Library)

Larry Walker grew up with sticks, skates and pads as a hockey hopeful.

His sports destiny, however, landed him on the baseball diamond – and with a permanent place in the game’s storied history.

2013 BBWAA Hall of Fame Candidate Alan Trammell (NBHOF Library)

For 20 seasons, Alan Trammell was the face of the Detroit Tigers.

And during those 20 years, Trammell proved to be one of the best all-around shortstops in baseball.

2013 BBWAA Hall of Fame Candidate Mike Stanton (NBHOF Library)

Mike Stanton brought a football mentality to big league bullpens for 19 seasons.

The result was 1,178 games pitched – the second-best total of all-time – and a place on this year’s Baseball Writers’ Association of America Hall of Fame ballot.

Stanton is one of 37 players on the 2013 Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot for the Class of 2013 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Stanton is making his debut on the ballot.

2013 BBWAA Hall of Fame Candidate Sammy Sosa (NBHOF Library)

Sammy Sosa’s baseball journey has taken him through early poverty to national stardom and everywhere in between.

Now, it’s taken him to the doorstep of the Hall of Fame.

Sosa, one of only eight players in big league history with more than 600 home runs, debuts on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America Hall of Fame ballot this year. He played 18 big league seasons with the Rangers, White Sox, Cubs and Orioles after emerging as a baseball prodigy from the Dominican Republic.

2013 BBWAA Hall of Fame Candidate Lee Smith (NBHOF Library)

At the time of his retirement, the numbers left little room for doubt.

Lee Arthur Smith – by virtue of having saved the most games in major league history – was one of baseball’s greatest relief pitchers.

Today, more than 15 years after his last big league game, Smith’s numbers still rank among the game’s best.

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