2020 BBWAA Hall of Fame Ballot

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America voters have spoken: The National Pastime is as healthy and vital as ever.

On Jan. 21, the BBWAA will announce the results of its 2020 Hall of Fame balloting. Any electees will be inducted during Hall of Fame Weekend on Sunday, July 26, at 1:30 p.m. at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown.

The BBWAA has elected at least two Hall of Fame candidates in six straight years and a total of 20 candidates during that time. No similar period in history has resulted in as many BBWAA electees.

Welcome to the Party

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Bobby Abreu, Jason Giambi, Derek Jeter and Cliff Lee are among several players who will make their BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot debut in 2020.

Also debuting this year are Josh Beckett, Heath Bell, Eric Chávez, Adam Dunn, Chone Figgins, Rafael Furcal, Raúl Ibañez, Paul Konerko, Carlos Peña, Brad Penny, J.J. Putz, Brian Roberts, Alfonso Soriano and José Valverde.

Returning to the Ballot

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Among the players returning to the BBWAA ballot, Curt Schilling received votes on 60.9 percent of all ballots cast in 2019 – the most of any returnee. Schilling is on the ballot for the eighth time in 2020. The only other three candidates who received at least 50 percent of the BBWAA vote in 2019 and were not elected are Roger Clemens (59.5 percent), Barry Bonds (59.1 percent) and Larry Walker (54.6 percent).

Any candidate who receives votes on 75 percent of all ballots cast will earn election to the Hall of Fame.

Fourteen former players are returning to the 2020 BBWAA ballot after receiving at least five percent of the overall vote in 2019:

  • Curt Schilling
    60.9%
    8th year
  • Roger Clemens
    59.5%
    8th year
  • Barry Bonds
    59.1%
    8th year
  • Larry Walker
    54.6%
    10th year
  • Omar Vizquel
    42.8%
    3rd year
  • Manny Ramírez
    22.8%
    4th year
  • Jeff Kent
    18.1%
    7th year
  • Scott Rolen
    17.2%
    3rd year
  • Billy Wagner
    16.7%
    5th year
  • Todd Helton
    16.5%
    2nd year
  • Gary Sheffield
    13.6%
    6th year
  • Andy Pettitte
    9.9%
    2nd year
  • Sammy Sosa
    8.5%
    8th year
  • Andruw Jones
    7.5%
    3rd year

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Candidate Bios

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BOBBY ABREU

1st year on the ballot…Played 18 seasons with Astros, Phillies, Yankees, Angels, Dodgers and Mets…Two-time All-Star (2004-05) who won a Silver Slugger Award in 2004 and a Gold Glove Award as a right fielder in 2005…Hit .300-or-better six times (1998-2000, 2002-04), drove in 100-or-more runs eight times (2001, 2003-09), scored 100-or-more runs eight times (1999-2002, 2004-05, 2007-08) and drew 100-or-more walks eight times (1999-2006)…Led MLB in walks with 124 in 2006 and led majors in triples with 11 in 1999…Led NL with 50 doubles in 2002 en route to 574 for his career, tied for 25th all-time…Drew 1,476 walks, 20th on the all-time list…Played 1,990 games in right field, 11th on all-time list…One of 75 players in history with at least 400 stolen bases…One of only two players in history, along with Barry Bonds, with at least 1,400 runs, scored, 1,400 walks, 1,300 RBI and 400 stolen bases…One of only eight players all-time with at least eight seasons with 100 runs scored, eight seasons with 100 RBI and eight seasons with 100 walks (Barry Bonds, Lou Gehrig, Mel Ott, Babe Ruth, Frank Thomas, Jim Thome and Ted Williams)…Batted .284 with a .392 on-base percentage over five Postseason series, totaling nine runs scored, nine RBI and 12 walks in 20 games.

JOSH BECKETT

1st year on the ballot…Pitched 14 seasons for Marlins, Red Sox and Dodgers…Reached 20-win mark in one season, 2007, when he led the American League in victories…Four seasons with 15-or-more wins (2005-07, 2009)…Finished second in American League Cy Young Award voting in 2007 and ninth in 2011…Named to three All-Star Games (2007, 2009, 2011)…Pitched no-hitter for the Dodgers against the Phillies on May 25, 2014…Appeared in nine Postseason series over four seasons, posting 7-3 record with 3.07 ERA and striking out 99 batters in 93.2 innings…Named Most Valuable Player of 2003 World Series with Marlins and 2007 ALCS with Red Sox…Member of World Series winning teams with Marlins in 2003 and Red Sox in 2007.

HEATH BELL

1st year on the ballot…Pitched 11 seasons for Mets, Padres, Marlins, Diamondbacks and Rays…Saved more than 40 games in three separate seasons from 2009-11, including a National League-best 42 saves in 2009…Three-time All-Star (2009-11) who finished eighth in the 2010 NL Cy Young Award voting…Named NL Reliever of the Year in 2009 and 2010…Finished fifth in NL in appearances in 2007 with 81.

BARRY BONDS

8th year on the ballot…Played 22 seasons with the Pirates and the Giants…14-time All-Star (1990, 1992-98, 2000-04, 2007), eight-time Gold Glove Award winner as left fielder (1990-94, 1996-98) and 12-time Silver Slugger Award winner (1990-94, 1996-97, 2000-04)…Won seven National League Most Valuable Player Awards, the most of any player all-time (1990, 1992-93, 2001-04)…Finished in Top 10 of NL MVP voting six other times: 1991 (2nd), 1994 (4th), 1996 (5th), 1997 (5th), 1998 (8th) and 2000 (2nd)…Finished sixth in 1986 NL Rookie of the Year voting…Set single-season record with 73 home runs in 2001 and also led NL in home runs in 1993 with 46…Led NL in walks 12 times (1992, 1994-97, 2000-04, 2006-07) including a big league-record 232 in 2004…Led NL in on-base percentage 10 times (1991-93, 1995, 2001-04, 2006-07), slugging percentage seven times (1990, 1992-93, 2001-04), batting average twice (2002, 2004), RBI once (1993) and runs scored once (1992)…Scored 100-or-more runs 12 times (1990, 1992-93, 1995-98, 2000-04)…Drove in 100-or-more runs 12 times (1990-93, 1995-98, 2000-02, 2004)…Hit .300-or-better in 11 seasons (1990, 1992-94, 1996, 1998, 2000-04)…Holds career big league records for home runs (762), walks (2,558) and intentional walks (688)…Ranks third in career runs (2,227), fourth in total bases (5,976), fifth in slugging percentage (.607), sixth in RBI (1,996), sixth in on-base percentage (.444), 10th in games played (2,986), 17th in doubles (601) and 34th in stolen bases (514)…Batted .245 in nine Postseason series, with 37 hits, 33 runs scored, nine home runs, 24 RBI and 52 walks in 48 games…Hit .471 with four homers, six RBI and 13 walks in 2002 World Series against the Angels…Played in NLCS in 1990-92 and 2002…Member of Giants’ 2002 NL Championship team…Won 2001, 2002 and 2004 NL Hank Aaron Award.

ERIC CHÁVEZ

1st year on the ballot…Played 17 seasons for Athletics, Yankees and Diamondbacks…Six-time Gold Glove Award winner at third base…Drove in 100-or-more runs four times (2001-03, 2005)…Topped 20-home run mark seven times (2000-06), including two seasons (2001-02) with at least 30 home runs…Led American League with 95 walks in 2004…Won Silver Slugger Award in 2002…Led AL third basemen in assists three times (2001-03), put outs twice (2002-03), fielding percentage twice (2001, 2006) and double plays twice (2003, 2006)…Played in nine Postseason series over seven seasons, hitting .192 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 34 games.

ROGER CLEMENS

8th year on the ballot… Pitched 24 seasons for Red Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees and Astros…Six 20-win seasons, 15 seasons with 200-plus innings and 12 200-plus strikeout campaigns…Won record seven Cy Young Awards (1986-87, 1991, 1997-98, 2001, 2004)…Received Cy Young Award votes five other times: 1988 (6th), 1990 (2nd), 1992 (3rd), 2000 (6th) and 2005 (3rd)…Won 1986 AL Most Valuable Player Award and finished in Top 10 of league MVP voting in 1990 (3rd), 1991 (10th), 1997 (10th), 2001 (8th) and 2004 (8th)…Named to 11 All-Star teams (1986, 1988, 1990-92, 1997-98, 2001, 2003-05); started games in 1986, 2001 and 2004…Finished sixth in 1984 AL Rookie of the Year voting…Won AL pitching Triple Crown in 1997 and 1998, leading league in wins, ERA and strikeouts…Led his league in ERA seven times (1986, 1990-92, 1997-98, 2005), the second-most all-time, and complete games three times (1987-88, 1997)…Ranks 3rd all-time in strikeouts (4,672), 7th in games started (707) and 9th all-time in wins (354)…Led league in shutouts six times (1987-88, 1990-92, 1997), strikeouts five times (1988, 1991, 1996-98), victories four times (1986-87, 1997-98), winning percentage three times (1986, 2001, 2004), innings pitched twice (1991, 1997) and games started once (1991)…Appeared in 24 Postseason series (nine Division Series, nine League Championship Series and six World Series), posting a 12-8 record with a 3.75 ERA in 35 games…Member of Yankees World Series Championship teams in 1999 and 2000.

ADAM DUNN

1st year on the ballot…Played 14 seasons for Reds, Diamondbacks, Nationals, White Sox and Athletics…Finished fourth in 2001 National League Rookie of the Year voting after hitting 19 home runs in 66 games…Named to two All-Star Games (2002, 2012)…Totaled 12 seasons with at least 20 home runs (2002-10, 2012-14), including six with 40-or-more (2004-08, 2012)…One of only 12 players in history with six-or-more seasons with at least 40 home runs…Drew 100-or-more walks in eight seasons (2002, 2004-09, 2012), leading his league in bases on balls twice (2008, 2012)…Totaled 100-or-more RBI in six seasons (2004-05, 2007-10)…Scored 100-or-more runs three times (2004-05, 2007)…Career at-bat to home run ratio of 14.9 ranks 12th all-time, home run total of 462 ranks 37th all-time and walk total of 1,317 ranks 43rd all-time…One of only 14 players in big league history to appear in at least 2,000 games and not appear in a Postseason game.

CHONE FIGGINS

1st year on the ballot… Played 12 seasons for Angels, Mariners and Dodgers…2009 All-Star finished 10th in American League MVP voting that season…Topped .300 mark in batting average in one season (2007)…Led AL in stolen bases once (2005) and topped the 30-steal mark in seven seasons (2004-10), including five seasons (2005-07, 2009-10) with at least 40 steals…Reached the 100-run mark in two seasons (2005, 2009)…Led AL in walks with 101 in 2009…Appeared in 10 Postseason series over six seasons, hitting .172 with 13 runs scored and four stolen bases in 35 games…Member of Angels’ 2002 World Series-winning team.

RAFAEL FURCAL

1st year on the ballot…Played 14 seasons for Braves, Dodgers, Cardinals and Marlins…Named 2000 National League Rookie of the Year after hitting .295 with 87 runs scored and 40 stolen bases…Named to three All-Star Games (2003, 2010, 2012)…Reached .300 batting mark in two full seasons (2006, 2010)…Scored 100-or-more runs four times (2003-06) and reached double-digits in home runs four times (2003-06)…Led National League in triples in 2003…Totaled 20-or-more stolen bases in nine seasons (2000-07, 2010), including three seasons with at least 30 steals (2000, 2005-06)…Led NL shortstops in assists twice (2003, 2006), putouts twice (2005-06) and double plays once (2006)…Appeared in 13 Postseason series over nine seasons, hitting .227 with 33 runs scored and 13 stolen bases in 59 games…Starting shortstop on Cardinals’ 2011 World Series-winning team.

JASON GIAMBI

1st year on the ballot…Played 20 seasons with Athletics, Yankees, Rockies and Indians…Named 2000 American League Most Valuable Player and finished in Top 10 of AL MVP voting in three other seasons: 1999 (8th), 2001 (2nd), 2002 (5th)…Named to five All-Star Games (2000-04) and won two Silver Slugger Awards (2001-02) at first base…Topped .300 batting average mark four times (1999-2002), 100-RBI mark seven times (1998-2003, 2006), 100-runs scored mark four times (1999-2002) and 100-walk mark seven times (1999-2003, 2005-06)…Led AL in walks four times (2000-01, 2003, 2005), on-base percentage three times (2000-01, 2005), slugging percentage once (2001) and doubles once (2001)…Reached 20-homer mark 11 times (1996-2003, 2005-06, 2008), including eight seasons with at least 30 home runs (1999-2003, 2005-06, 2008) and three seasons with at least 40 home runs (2000, 2002-2003)…Ranks 32nd all-time with 1,366 walks and 43rd with 440 home runs…Appeared in 10 Postseason series over eight seasons, batting .290 with seven home runs, 19 runs scored, 19 RBI and 30 walks in 45 games…Member of Yankees 2003 American League championship team.

TODD HELTON

2nd year on the ballot…Played 17 seasons, all with the Rockies…Finished second in 1998 National League Rookie of the Year voting…Five-time All-Star (2000-04) who finished in the Top 10 of the NL Most Valuable Player Award voting three times: 2000 (5th), 2001 (9th) and 2003 (7th)…Three-time Gold Glove Award winner (2001-02, 2004) and four-time Silver Slugger Award winner (2000-03) at first base…Reached the 20-home run mark in eight seasons (1998-2005), including six seasons with 30-or-more home runs (1999-2004)…Hit .300-or-better in 12 seasons (1998-2007, 2009, 2011), including a National League-best .372 in 2000…Also led NL in hits (216), doubles (59), total bases (405) and RBI (147) in 2000…One of only seven players in history with at least two seasons (2000-01) with 400-or-more total bases…Scored 100-or-more runs in six seasons (1999-2004), drove in at least 100 runs in five seasons (1999-2003) and drew 100-or-more walks five times (2000, 2003-05, 2007)…Led NL in on-base percentage twice (2000, 2005)…Ranks 18th all-time in OPS (.953), 19th all-time in doubles (592) and 27th all-time in on-base percentage (.414)…Led NL in fielding percentage among first basemen six times (2001, 2004, 2006-07, 2011, 2013), double plays six times (1998-2000, 2002-03, 2006) and assists four times (1998, 2000, 2003-04)…Appeared in four Postseason series over two seasons, batting .211 with 11 runs scored and four RBI in 15 games…Member of Rockies 2007 National League Championship team.

RAÚL IBAÑEZ

1st year on the ballot…Played 19 seasons for Mariners, Royals, Phillies, Yankees and Angels…Named 2009 National League All-Star and started game in left field for NL…Reached 20-home run mark in eight seasons (2002, 2005-09, 2011, 2013), recorded 100-or-more RBI in four seasons (2002, 2006-08) and reached the .300 batting average mark in 2004…Named 2013 winner of Hutch Award…Led his league’s left fielders in fielding percentage twice (2008, 2010), assists twice (2007, 2009) and putouts once (2008)…Appeared in 10 Postseason series over five seasons, hitting .245 with 15 runs scored, six home runs and 22 RBI in 44 games…Member of Phillies 2009 National League Championship team.

DEREK JETER

1st year on the ballot…Played 20 seasons, all with the Yankees…Named 1996 American League Rookie of the Year after hitting .314, scoring 104 runs and helping Yankees win their first World Series title in 18 seasons…Fourteen-time All-Star (1998-2002, 2004, 2006-2012, 2014) who finished in the Top 10 of the AL Most Valuable Player voting eight times: 1998 (3rd), 1999 (6th), 2000 (10th), 2001 (10th), 2005 (10th), 2006 (2nd), 2009 (3rd), 2012 (7th)…Named 2000 All-Star Game Most Valuable Player…Led American League in hits twice (1999, 2012) and runs scored once (1998)…Five-time Gold Glove Award winner at shortstop (2004-06, 2009-10)…Never played a position other than shortstop in his 2,674 games in the field, which ranks second all-time among shortstops…Scored 100-or-more runs 13 times (1996-2002, 2004-07, 2009-10), hit .300-or-better 12 times (1996, 1998-2001, 2003, 2005-09, 2012), stole 30-or-more bases four times (1998, 2002, 2006, 2009) and recorded 100-plus RBI in one season (1999)…Reached the 200-hit plateau in eight seasons (1998-2000, 2005-07, 2009, 2012), third-most such seasons all time and the most of any shortstop…Ranks sixth all-time in hits (3,465), seventh in at-bats (11,195), 11th in runs scored (1,923), 23rd in total bases (4,921), 29th in games played (2,747) and 35th in doubles (544)…Appeared in 33 Postseason series over 16 seasons, the most Postseason series of any player in history…Over a record 158 Postseason games, hit .308 with 111 runs scored, 200 hits, 32 doubles, 20 homers, 61 RBI and 66 walks…Holds Postseason records for at-bats (650), runs scored, hits, total bases (302), doubles and triples (5)…Member of Yankees World Series title teams in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2009, winning World Series MVP honors in 2000.

ANDRUW JONES

3rd year on the ballot…Played 17 seasons with the Braves, Dodgers, Rangers, White Sox and Yankees… Finished fifth in 1997 National League Rookie of the Year voting, but debuted in the big leagues in 1996 and helped the Braves advance to the World Series, where he batted .400 with two home runs in the Fall Classic…Five-time All-Star (2000, 2002-03, 2005-06) who twice finished in the Top 10 of the NL Most Valuable Player Award voting: 2000 (8th) and 2005 (2nd)…10-time Gold Glove Award winner in center field (1998-2007), one of only six outfielders in history to earn at least 10 Gold Glove Awards…Reached the 20-home run plateau 10 times (1998-2007), leading NL in home runs in 2005 with 51…Drove in 100-or-more runs five times (2000-01, 2003, 2005-06), leading NL in 2005 (128)…Scored 100-or-more runs four times (2000-01, 2003, 2006) and reached .300 batting mark once (2000)…Stole 20-or-more bases in four seasons (1997-2000)…Led all NL center fielders in putouts six times (1998-2002, 2007) and assists three times (1998-99, 2005)…Ranks 47th all-time with 434 home runs…Among players with 10-or-more Gold Glove Awards, only Willie Mays, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Schmidt have more home runs…Appeared in 18 Postseason series over 11 seasons with Braves and Yankees, hitting .273 with 43 runs scored, 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 76 games…Member of Braves’ 1996 and 1999 National League Championship teams.

JEFF KENT

7th year on the ballot…Played 17 seasons with the Blue Jays, Mets, Indians, Giants, Astros and Dodgers…Named to five All-Star Games (1999-2001, 2004-05)…Won four Silver Slugger Awards at second base (2000-02, 2005)…Named 2000 National League Most Valuable Player and finished in Top 10 of NL MVP voting in three other seasons: 1997 (8th), 1998 (9th), 2002 (6th)…Hit .300-or-better in three seasons (2000, 2002, 2007)…Drove in 100-or-more runs eight times (1997-2002, 2004-05) and scored 100-or-more runs three times (2000, 2002, 2005)…Hit 20-or-more homers in 12 seasons and reached the 30-homer mark three times (1998, 2000, 2002)…Led NL in extra base hits once (2002-81) and in sacrifice flys twice (1998-10; 2001-13)…Defensively, led all NL second basemen in assists once (2001-390) and double plays once (2002-113)…Tied for 30th on career doubles list (560) and ranks 54th on career RBI list (1,518)…His 351 home runs as a second baseman are most ever at the position…Posted eight seasons with 20 home runs and 100 RBI, the most by any 2B in MLB history…Appeared in 49 Postseason games over 11 series, hitting .276 with nine home runs, 25 runs scored and 23 RBI…Member of Giants’ 2002 National League Championship team.

PAUL KONERKO

1st year on the ballot…Played 18 seasons with Dodgers, Reds and White Sox…Named to six All-Star Games (2002, 2005-06, 2010-12)…Finished in Top 10 of American League Most Valuable Player voting twice: 2005 (6th) and 2010 (5th)…Topped 20-homer mark in 13 seasons (1999-2002, 2004-12), including seven seasons with at least 30 homers and two seasons with 40-plus homers…Recorded 100-or-more RBI in six seasons (2002, 2004-06, 2010-11) and hit .300-or-better in four seasons (2002, 2006, 2010-11)…Career total of 439 home runs ranks 44th on MLB all-time list…Appeared in five Postseason series over three seasons, hitting .243 with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 19 games…Named MVP of 2005 ALCS and was starting first baseman on White Sox’s 2005 World Series championship team.

CLIFF LEE

1st year on the ballot…Pitched 13 seasons for Indians, Phillies, Mariners and Rangers…2008 American League Cy Young Award winner who also received Cy Young Award votes in 2005 (4th), 2010 (7th), 2011 (3rd) and 2013 (6th)…Named to four All-Star Games (2008, 2010-11, 2013)…Led league in walks per nine innings pitched four times (2008, 2010, 2012-13), strikeout-to-walk ratio three times (2010, 2012-13), shutouts twice (2008, 11), winning percentage twice (2005, 2008), wins once (2008), earned-run average once (2008) and complete games once (2010)…Topped 200 innings pitched in eight seasons (2005-06, 2008-13) and reached the 200-strikeout mark three times (2011-13)…Ranks fifth all-time in MLB history in strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.931) among qualified, non-active pitchers whose careers began after 1900…Appeared in seven Postseason series over three seasons, posting 7-3 record with 2.52 ERA over 11 appearances (all starts), striking out 89 batters in 82 innings while throwing three complete games.

CARLOS PEÑA

1st year on the ballot…Played 14 seasons for Rangers, Athletics, Tigers, Red Sox, Rays, Cubs, Astros and Royals…Finished eighth in 2002 American League Rookie of the Year voting after splitting season with Athletics and Tigers, hitting 19 home runs and driving in 52 runs in 115 games…Led AL with 39 home runs in 2009, the same year he earned an All-Star Game selection…Won Gold Glove Award in the AL for his play at first base in 2008…Reached the 20-home run mark in six seasons (2004, 2007-11) and recorded 100-or-more RBI three times (2007-09)…Finished in Top 10 of AL Most Valuable Player voting twice: 2007 (9th) and 2008 (9th)…Won Silver Slugger Award for AL first basemen in 2007…Named Comeback Player of the Year in 2007…Led AL first baseman in fielding percentage in 2008…Appeared in four Postseason series over two seasons with the Rays, hitting .269 with four home runs, 13 runs scored and 14 RBI in 19 games…Member of Rays 2008 American League Championship team.

BRAD PENNY

1st year on the ballot…Pitched 14 seasons for Marlins, Dodgers, Red Sox, Giants, Cardinals and Tigers…Two-time All-Star (2006-07)…Finished third in National League Cy Young voting in 2007…Led NL in wins in 2006 and winning percentage in 2007…Topped the 200 innings pitched mark twice (2001, 2007)…Reached the 10-win mark in six seasons (2001, 2003, 2006-07, 2009, 2011)…Appeared in five Postseason series over three seasons, posting 3-2 record with 7.66 ERA in nine appearances, including four starts…Won both starts in the 2003 World Series for the World Champion Marlins, compiling 2.19 ERA over 12.1 innings pitched.

ANDY PETTITTE

2nd year on the ballot…Pitched 18 seasons for Yankees and Astros…Reached 20-win mark twice (1996, 2003)…Eight seasons with 15-or-more wins (1996-98, 2000-01, 2003, 2005, 2007)…Finished third in 1995 American League Rookie of the Year voting…Received Cy Young Award votes in five seasons: 1996 (2nd), 1997 (5th), 2000 (4th), 2003 (6th) and 2005 (5th)…Named to three All-Star Games (1996, 2001, 2010)…Led his league in games started three times (1997, 2006-07) and wins once (1996)…Topped 200 innings pitched mark in 10 seasons (1996-98, 2000-01, 2003, 2005-08)…Appeared in 32 Postseason series over 14 seasons (14 LDS, 10 LCS and eight World Series), posting 19-11 record with 3.81 ERA in 44 starts…Holds all-time Postseason records for wins (19), innings pitched (276.2) and games started (44)…Named 2001 ALCS Most Valuable Player…Member of five Yankees World Series championship teams (1996, 1998-2000, 2009).

J.J. PUTZ

1st year on the ballot…Pitched 12 seasons for Mariners, Mets, White Sox and Diamondbacks…Named to 2007 All-Star Game during season where he was 6-1 with a 1.38 ERA for the Mariners while leading the American League in games finished with 65…Named 2007 American League Reliever of the Year…Saved 30-or-more games in four seasons (2006-07, 2011-12), including two seasons (2007, 2011) with at least 40 saves…Appeared in three games in 2011 NLDS for the Diamondbacks, posting 0-1 record with 3.86 ERA.

MANNY RAMÍREZ

4th year on the ballot…Played 19 seasons with Indians, Red Sox, Dodgers, White Sox and Rays…Twelve-time All-Star (1995, 1998-2008) and nine-time Silver Slugger Award winner (1995, 1999-2006) as outfielder…Finished second in 1994 American League Rookie of the Year voting…Finished in Top 10 of his league’s MVP voting nine times: 1998 (6th), 1999 (3rd), 2000 (6th), 2001 (9th), 2002 (9th), 2003 (6th), 2004 (3rd), 2005 (4th) and 2008 (4th)…Named American League Hank Aaron Award winner twice (1999, 2004)…Hit .300-or-better in 11 seasons (1995-97, 1999-2004, 2006, 2008), including American League-best .349 in 2002…Reached 100-RBI mark in 12 seasons (1995-96, 1998-2006, 2008), including AL-best 165 RBI in 1999…Scored 100-or-more runs six times (1998-99, 2003-05, 2008)…Topped 30-homer mark 12 times (1995-96, 1998-2006, 2008), including five seasons with 40-plus home runs and an American League-best 43 home runs in 2004…Led American League in on-base percentage three times (2002-03, 2006) and slugging percentage three times (1999-2000, 2004)…Totaled more than 300 bases in 10 seasons (1996-2001, 2003-05, 2008)…Ranks 8th all-time in slugging percentage (.585), 15th in home runs (555), 17th in extra base hits (1,122), 19th in RBI (1,831), 30th in total bases (4,826) and 34th in doubles (547)…Appeared in 23 Postseason series over 11 seasons, hitting .285 with 29 home runs and 78 RBI…His 29 Postseason home runs and 72 walks each rank first all-time and his 78 Postseason RBI rank second all-time…His 67 runs scored and 117 hits in the Postseason each rank third all-time and his 111 Postseason games rank fifth all-time…Won World Series MVP with Red Sox in 2004…Member of Red Sox’s 2004 and 2007 World Series Champion teams.

BRIAN ROBERTS

1st year on the ballot…Played 14 seasons for Orioles and Yankees…Named to two All-Star Games (2005, 2007)…Led American League in doubles in two seasons (2004, 2009) and stolen bases once (2007)…Three seasons with at least 50 doubles (2004, 2008-09), joining Tris Speaker (five seasons), Stan Musial (three seasons), Albert Pujols (three seasons) and Paul Waner (three seasons) as players with at least three seasons of 50-or-more doubles…Reached the .300 mark in batting average once (2005) and scored 100-or-more runs in four seasons (2004, 2007-09).

SCOTT ROLEN

3rd year on the ballot…Played 17 years for Phillies, Cardinals, Blue Jays and Reds…Named National League Rookie of the Year in 1997…Seven-time All-Star (2002-06, 2010-11) and eight-time Gold Glove Award winner at third base (1998, 2000-04, 2006, 2010)…Won NL Silver Slugger Award for third basemen in 2002…Finished fourth in 2004 NL Most Valuable Player voting…Reached the 20-home run mark in 10 seasons (1997-2004, 2006, 2010)…Hit .300-or-better in two seasons (2004, 2009)…Reached the 100-RBI mark in five seasons (1998, 2001-04) and scored 100-or-more runs twice (1998, 2004)…Led NL in putouts by third basemen twice (1997-98) and assists twice (2002, 2004)…Appeared in nine Postseason series over five seasons, hitting .220 with five home runs and 12 RBI in 39 games…Hit .421 with five runs scored in five games to help lead Cardinals to win in 2006 World Series.

CURT SCHILLING

8th year on the ballot… Pitched 20 seasons for the Orioles, Astros, Phillies, Diamondbacks and Red Sox…Three 20-win seasons (2001-02, 2004) and three seasons with at least 300 strikeouts (1997-98, 2002)…Only two pitchers (Randy Johnson and Nolan Ryan with six apiece) have recorded more seasons with 300 strikeouts… Received Cy Young Award votes four times, finishing second in the balloting three times: 1997 (4th), 2001 (2nd), ’02 (2nd) and ’04 (2nd)…Finished in Top 10 of league MVP voting in 2001 (10th) and 2002 (10th)…Named to six All-Star Games (1997-99, 2001-02, 2004), drawing starting assignments in 1999 and 2002…Led his league in strikeout-to-walk ratio five times (2001-04, 2006), complete games four times (1996, 1998, 2000-01), games started three times (1997-98, 2001), victories twice (2001 and 2004), strikeouts twice (1997-98), innings pitched twice (1998, 2001) and winning percentage once (2004)…Ranks 15th all-time in strikeouts (3,116)…One of only five pitchers with at least 3,000 career strikeouts and fewer than 1,000 walks…Ranks seventh all-time in strikeout-to-walk ratio (4.383) and first in that category among non-active pitchers who pitched after 1900…Appeared in 12 Postseason series (four Division Series, four League Championship Series and four World Series), posting an 11-2 record with a 2.23 ERA in 19 games (all starts)…Set single-season Postseason record with 56 strikeouts in 2001…Won 1993 NLCS Most Valuable Player Award and shared 2001 World Series MVP Award with Randy Johnson…Won 1995 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, 2001 Branch Rickey Award, 2001 Hutch Award and 2001 Roberto Clemente Award…Pitched in Postseason for three World Series champion teams (2001, 2004, 2007).

GARY SHEFFIELD

6th year on the ballot…Played 22 seasons for Brewers, Padres, Marlins, Dodgers, Braves, Yankees, Tigers and Mets…Named to nine All-Star Games (1992-93, 1996, 1998-2000, 2003-05)…Won five Silver Slugger Awards: One as third baseman (1992) and four as outfielder (1996, 2003-05)…Finished in Top 10 of his league’s Most Valuable Player voting six times: 1992 (3rd), 1996 (6th), 2000 (9th), 2003 (3rd), 2004 (2nd), 2005 (8th)…Hit 20-or-more home runs in 14 seasons, including eight with 30-or-more and two (1996, 2000) with at least 40 home runs…Recorded at least 100 RBI in eight seasons (1992, 1996, 1999-2001, 2003-05), and scored 100-or-more runs in seven seasons (1996, 1999-2000, 2003-05, 2007)…Led league in batting average once (1992-.330), total bases once (1992-323) and on-base percentage once (1996-.465)…Posted a .300-or-better batting average in eight full seasons (1992, 1996, 1998-2003)…Ranks 21st all-time in walks (1,475), 26th in home runs (509), 30th in RBI (1,676) and 35th in total bases (4,737)…Appeared in nine Postseason series over six seasons with Marlins, Braves and Yankees, hitting .248 with six home runs, 19 RBI and 27 runs scored in 44 games…Member of 1997 World Series champion Marlins.

ALFONSO SORIANO

1st year on the ballot…Played 16 seasons with Yankees, Rangers, Nationals and Cubs…Seven-time All-Star (2002-08) and four-time Silver Slugger Award winner (three at second base, 2002, 2004-05; one at left field, 2006)…Named 2004 All-Star Game Most Valuable Player…Finished third in 2001 American League Rookie of the Year voting after hitting .268 with 18 homers and 73 RBI for AL champion Yankees…Finished in Top 10 of his league’s Most Valuable Player Award voting twice: 2002 (3rd) and 2006 (6th)…Totaled 20-or-more homers in 12 seasons (2002-13), reaching the 30-homer mark seven times…Scored 100-or-more runs four times (2002-03, 2005-06) and recorded 100-plus RBI four times (2002, 2005, 2012-13)…Reached the .300 mark in batting one season (2002)…Stole 40-or-more bases in three seasons, leading the AL with 41 steals in 2002…Also led all of MLB in 2002 with 128 runs scored and 209 hits…Became the fourth member of the 40-homer/40 steal club in 2006 when he hit 46 home runs and stole 41 bases for the Nationals… Hit 412 career home runs, 54th on the all-time MLB list…Totaled 924 extra base hits, 59th all-time…Appeared in nine Postseason series over five seasons, hitting .213 with four homers, 18 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 44 games…Member of Yankees American League championship teams in 2001 and 2003.

SAMMY SOSA

8th year on the ballot…Played 18 seasons with Rangers, White Sox, Cubs and Orioles…Seven-time All-Star (1995, 1998-2002, 2004) and six-time Silver Slugger Award winner in outfield (1995, 1998-2002)…Won 1998 National League Most Valuable Player Award and finished in Top 10 of NL MVP voting six other times: 1995 (8th), 1999 (9th), 2000 (9th), 2001 (2nd), 2002 (9th) and 2003 (8th)…Topped the 30-homer mark 11 times, including seven times with 40-or-more and three times with better than 60 home runs (1998-99, 2001), becoming the only player to hit 60-or-more home runs in three different seasons…Led NL in home runs twice (2000, 2002)…Drove in 100-or-more runs nine times (1995-2003), including leading the NL in RBI twice (1998, 2001)…Scored 100-or-more runs in five seasons (1998-2002), leading NL in runs scored three times (1998, 2001-02)…Led NL in total bases in three seasons (1998-99, 2001)…Led NL in games played in three seasons (1995, 1997, 1999)… Recorded at least a .300 batting average in four full seasons (1994, 1998, 2000-01)…Ranks ninth all-time in home runs (609), 31st all-time in RBI (1,667), 32nd in extra base hits (1,033) and 40h in total bases (4,704)…Led all right fielders in his league in putouts three times (1990, 1995, 2001) and assists twice (1995, 1997)…Appeared in three Postseason series over two seasons, batting .245 with two home runs and seven RBI in 15 games…Won 1998 Roberto Clemente Award and 1999 NL Hank Aaron Award.

JOSÉ VALVERDE

1st year on the ballot…Pitched 12 seasons for Diamondbacks, Astros, Tigers and Mets…Three-time All-Star (2007, 2010-11) who finished in Top 10 of his league’s Cy Young Award voting twice: 2007 (6th) and 2011 (5th)…Led his league in saves three times (2007-08, 2011)…Saved 20-or-more games in six seasons (2007-12)…Led AL in appearances in 2011 and led his league in games finished three times (2008, 2001-12)…Appeared in seven Postseason series over three seasons, posting 0-3 record and five saves with a 9.82 ERA.

OMAR VIZQUEL

3rd year on the ballot…Played 24 seasons with Mariners, Indians, Giants, Rangers, White Sox and Blue Jays…Three-time All-Star (1998-99, 2002)…11-time Gold Glove Award winner at shortstop (1993-2001, 2005-06), the second-most among all shortstops…In 2006 at 39 years old, became the oldest infielder to win a Gold Glove Award…Career leader in defensive games at shortstop with 2,709…Led his league in fielding percentage among shortstops six times (1992, 1998, 2000-01, 2005-06) and is the all-time leader in fielding percentage at the position among retired players with a mark of .985…Shares record for fewest errors by a shortstop (three, tied with Cal Ripken Jr.) with at least 150 games played in one season…Reached the .300 batting mark in 1999 with career-best .333 average…Topped 100 runs scored mark twice (1999-2000) and stole 20-or-more bases in eight seasons (1995-2000, 2005-06)…Led his league in sacrifice hits four times (1997, 1999, 2004-05)…Led his league in double plays turned at shortstop once (1993) and putouts at shortstop once (1998)…Ranks first all-time in double plays turned at shortstop (1,734), third in career assists at shortstop (7,676) and 11th in career putouts at shortstop (4,102)…Ranks 12th all-time in games played (2,968), 18th in at-bats (10,586), 17th in singles (2,264), 43rd in hits (2,877) and 72nd in stolen bases (404)…Appeared in 11 Postseason series over six seasons, batting .250 with 28 runs scored and 23 stolen bases in 57 games…Member of Indians’ 1995 and 1997 American League Championship teams…Won 1996 Hutch Award.

BILLY WAGNER

5th year on the ballot…Pitched 16 seasons with Astros, Phillies, Mets, Red Sox and Braves…Finished Top 10 in NL Cy Young Award voting twice (1999-4th, 2006-6th)…Recorded 422 career saves, second-highest among left-handed relievers and sixth overall…Career walks-plus-hits-per-innings-pitched ratio (WHIP) of 0.998 is lowest among all relievers with at least 700 innings pitched…Career 2.31 ERA is lowest among retired left-handed pitchers with at least 500 innings pitched in live-ball era…Seven-time All-Star (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007-08, 2010)…Won 1999 NL Rolaids Relief Award…Led NL in games finished twice (2003, 2005), and finished among league top five in saves four times (1999, 2003, 2006, 2010)…Set record (since surpassed) for highest single-season-strikeout-per-nine innings rate among relievers (14.95) in 1999…Recorded 12 seasons with 20-plus saves, nine seasons with 30-or-more and two with 40-or more (2003, 2006)…Finished no-hitter that included six Astros pitchers vs. Yankees on June 11, 2003… Appeared in eight Postseason series over seven seasons with Astros, Mets, Red Sox and Braves, posting 1-1 record with three saves and 10.03 ERA in 14 games.

LARRY WALKER

10th and final year on the ballot…Played 17 seasons with Expos, Rockies and Cardinals…Won 1997 National League Most Valuable Player Award, hitting .366 with NL-leading totals in home runs (49), total bases (409, the 18th-best single-season total in history), on-base percentage (.452) and slugging percentage (.720)…Led NL in batting three times: 1998 (.363), 1999 (.379) and 2001 (.350)…Won seven Gold Glove Awards (1992-93, 1997-99, 2001-02) and three Silver Slugger Awards (1992, 1997, 1999) as a outfielder…Finished seventh in 1990 NL Rookie of the Year Award voting with Expos…Named to five All-Star Games (1992, 1997-99, 2001)…Finished in Top 10 of NL Most Valuable Player voting four times: 1992 (5th), 1995 (7th), 1997 (1st), 1999 (10th)…Led NL in slugging percentage twice (1997 and 1999), and his .565 career mark ranks 12th all-time…Career OPS of .965 ranks 15th all-time…Posted 30-homer/30-steal season in 1997 with 49 home runs and 33 stolen bases, becoming just the 14th different NL player to reach that milestone…Drove in at least 100 runs in five seasons (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001-02)…Hit better than .300 in nine seasons (1992, 1994-95, 1997-2002)…Scored 100-or-more runs in four seasons (1997-99, 2001)…In six Postseason series, batted .230 with 18 runs scored, seven home runs and 15 RBI…Two NLCS with Cardinals (2004-05)…Member of Cardinals’ 2004 NL Championship team.

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