2022 BBWAA Hall of Fame Ballot

In 2021, fans filled the stands and baseball returned to a 162-game schedule after a shortened 2020 campaign. Now, the most anticipated moment of the new year – the Baseball Writers' Association of America Hall of Fame election – is right around the corner.

On Jan. 25, the BBWAA will announce the results of its 2022 Hall of Fame vote live from Cooperstown on MLB Network. Any electees will be inducted during Hall of Fame Weekend on Sunday, July 24, at 1:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown.

In 2021, no candidate received the necessary 75 percent of the vote to gain election to the Hall of Fame. The Class of 2020, featuring Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons and Larry Walker, was inducted on Sept. 8, 2021, in Cooperstown, after the 2020 Induction Ceremony was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Welcome to the Party

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Debuting on the BBWAA ballot in 2022 are Carl Crawford, Prince Fielder, Ryan Howard, Tim Lincecum, Justin Morneau, Joe Nathan, David Ortiz, Jonathan Papelbon, Jake Peavy, A.J. Pierzynski, Álex Rodríguez, Jimmy Rollins and Mark Teixeira.

Candidates remain on the BBWAA ballot for 10 years provided they are not elected and they are named on at least five percent of all ballots cast each year.

Returning to the Ballot

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Among the players returning to the BBWAA ballot, Curt Schilling received votes on 71.1 percent of all ballots cast in 2021 – the most of any returnee. Schilling is on the ballot for the 10th time in 2022. The only other three candidates who received at least 50 percent of the BBWAA vote in 2021 are Barry Bonds (61.8 percent), Roger Clemens (61.6 percent) and Scott Rolen (52.9 percent).

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

Seventeen former players are returning to the 2022 BBWAA ballot after receiving at least five percent of the overall vote in 2021:

  • Curt Schilling
    71.1%
    10th year
  • Barry Bonds
    61.8%
    10th year
  • Roger Clemens
    61.6%
    10th year
  • Scott Rolen
    52.9%
    5th year
  • Omar Vizquel
    49.1%
    5th year
  • Billy Wagner
    46.4%
    7th year
  • Todd Helton
    44.9%
    4th year
  • Gary Sheffield
    40.6%
    8th year
  • Andruw Jones
    33.9%
    5th year
  • Jeff Kent
    32.4%
    9th year
  • Manny Ramírez
    28.2%
    6th year
  • Sammy Sosa
    17.0%
    10th year
  • Andy Pettitte
    13.7%
    4th year
  • Mark Buehrle
    11.0%
    2nd year
  • Torii Hunter
    9.5%
    2nd year
  • Bobby Abreu
    8.7%
    3rd year
  • Tim Hudson
    5.2%
    2nd year

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Candidate Bios

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BOBBY ABREU

3rd 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.

BARRY BONDS

10th-and-final 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), fifth in total bases (5,976), eighth in slugging percentage (.607), sixth in RBI (1,996), seventh 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.

MARK BUEHRLE

2nd year on the ballot…Pitched 16 seasons for White Sox, Marlins and Blue Jays…Recorded 14 200-plus inning seasons, all consecutively (2001-14), to set American League record… Led AL in innings pitched twice (2004-05) and games started twice (2004, 2008)…Finished fifth in 2005 AL Cy Young Award voting…Named to five All-Star teams (2002, 2005-06, 2009, 2014), drawing starting assignment for AL in 2005 Mid-Summer Classic…Four-time Gold Glove Award winner (2009-12)…Led league in assists among pitchers in five seasons (2001-02, 2004, 2009, 2012)…Led MLB in complete games with four during his final season of 2015…Won 13-or-more games in 12 of his 16 seasons…Pitched no-hitter for White Sox against the Rangers on April 18, 2007…Pitched perfect game for White Sox against Rays on July 23, 2009…Appeared in five Postseason series, posting 2-1 record with 4.11 ERA over six games, including four starts…Went 2-0 over four games during 2005 Postseason while helping White Sox win World Series title.

ROGER CLEMENS

10th-and-final 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.

CARL CRAWFORD

1st year on the ballot…Played 15 seasons with Rays, Red Sox and Dodgers…Four-time All-Star (2004, 2007, 2009-10) and 2010 winner of Gold Glove Award and Silver Slugger Award for play in left field…Finished seventh in 2010 AL Most Valuable Player Award voting…Led league in stolen bases four times (2003-04, 2006-07) and triples four times (2004-06, 2010)…Hit .300-or-better in six seasons and scored 100-or-more runs three times…Named 2009 All-Star Game Most Valuable Player…Led league in put outs among left fielders four times…Career total of 480 stolen bases ranks 43rd all-time…Appeared in eight Postseason series over five seasons, hitting .260 with 21 runs scored, seven home runs, 16 RBI and 10 stolen bases…Member of Rays 2008 American League Championship team.

PRINCE FIELDER

1st year on the ballot…Played 12 seasons with Brewers, Tigers and Rangers…Six-time All-Star (2007, 2009, 2011-13, 2015) and three-time Silver Slugger Award winner (2007, 2011-12) at first base…Finished seventh in 2006 National League Rookie of the Year Award voting…Finished in Top 10 of his league’s Most Valuable Player Award voting four times: 2007 (3rd), 2009 (4th), 2011 (3rd) and 2012 (9th)…Topped the 20-homer mark in nine seasons (2006-13, 2015) and the 100-RBI mark six times (2007-09, 2011-13)…Reached the .300 mark in batting average in two seasons (2012, 2015)…Led league in games played four times (2009, 2011-13), home runs once (2007), RBI once (2009) and walks once (2010)…One of seven MLB players to produce a 50-homer season during the years he was active in the big leagues (2005-16), totaling 50 home runs in 2007 as the youngest player (during his age-23 season) to reach the 50-homer mark in one year…Named 2011 All-Star Game MVP and 2015 American League Comeback Player of the Year…Won 2007 Hank Aaron Award…Appeared in nine Postseason series over five seasons, hitting .189 with five homers and 12 RBI in 44 games…Member of Tigers American League Championship team in 2012.

TODD HELTON

4th 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 22nd all-time in OPS (.953), 20th all-time in doubles (592) and 30th 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.

RYAN HOWARD

1st year on the ballot…Played 13 seasons, all with Phillies…Named 2005 National League Rookie of the Year after hitting 22 home runs in 88 games…Earned 2006 NL Most Valuable Player Award after leading majors in home runs (58), RBI (149) and total bases (383)…Named to three All-Star Games (2006, 2009-10) and won NL Silver Slugger Award at first base in 2006…Finished in Top 10 of NL MVP voting six times: 2006 (1st), 2007 (5th), 2008 (2nd), 2009 (3rd), 2010 (10th) and 2011 (10th)…Topped the 100-RBI mark in six seasons (2006-11), leading league three times (2006, 2008-09)…Led league in home runs twice (2006, 2008)…Scored 100-or-more runs in three seasons (2006, 2008-09) and topped the .300 batting average mark once (2006)…Won 2006 NL Hank Aaron Award…One of only 13 players in big league history with at least three 140-RBI seasons (2006, 2008-09)…Appeared in 10 Postseason series over five seasons, hitting .259 with eight homers, 22 runs scored and 33 RBI in 46 games…Named Most Valuable Player of 2009 NLCS after hitting .333 with two homers, six walks and eight RBI in five games…Member of Phillies 2008 World Series Champions.

TIM HUDSON

2nd year on the ballot…Pitched 17 seasons for Athletics, Braves and Giants…Reached double-digit win totals in 13 seasons, including an American League-best 20 victories in 2000…Finished fifth in 1999 American League Rookie of the Year voting…Received Cy Young Award votes in four seasons: 2000 (2nd), 2001 (6th), 2003 (4th) and 2010 (4th)…Led league in shutouts twice (2003-04), games started twice (2001, 2006) and winning percentage once (2000)…Topped 200-innings pitched mark in eight seasons (2000-03, 2006-07, 2010-11)…Named to four All-Star Games (2000, 2004, 2010, 2014)…One of only 15 pitchers in history with at least 200 wins, 2,000 strikeouts and a .625 winning percentage…Appeared in nine Postseason series over seven seasons, posting 1-4 record with 3.69 ERA in 14 appearances, including 13 starts…Member of Giants 2014 World Series Championship team.

TORII HUNTER

2nd year on the ballot…Played 19 seasons with the Twins, Angels and Tigers…Nine-time Gold Glove Award winner in outfield (2001-09), third-best total of any center fielder in history…Named to five All-Star Games (2002, 2007, 2009-10, 2013) and earned two Silver Slugger Awards (2009, 2013)…Finished in Top 10 of American League MVP voting in 2002 (6th)…Topped .300 mark in batting twice (2012-13)…Recorded 100-or-more RBI in two seasons (2003, 2007) and reached the 90-RBI mark six other times (2001-02, 2006, 2009-10, 2012)…Totaled 20-or-more home runs in 11 seasons (2001-04, 2006-11, 2015)…Led his league in center fielder assists three times (2000-01, 2006), double plays twice (2005-06) and putouts once (2001)…Totaled 5,263 career put outs in the outfield, 14th all-time…Reached 20-stolen base mark in three seasons (2002, 2004-05)…Appeared in 11 Postseason series over eight seasons, hitting .274 with four homers and 20 RBI in 48 games.

ANDRUW JONES

5th 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 48th 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

9th 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.

TIM LINCECUM

1st year on the ballot…Pitched 10 seasons for Giants and Angels…Two-time National League Cy Young Award winner (2008-09) who also finished in Top 10 of NL Cy Young Award voting in 2010 (10th) and 2011 (6th)…One of 11 pitchers in MLB history to win back-to-back Cy Young Awards…Named to four All-Star Games (2008-11), drawing starting assignment in 2009…Led NL in strikeouts three times (2008-10), strikeouts-per-nine-innings three times (2008-10), complete games once (2009), shutouts once (2009) and winning percentage once (2008)…Appeared in seven Postseason series over three seasons, going 5-2 with 2.40 ERA in 13 games, including six starts, with 65 strikeouts in 56.1 innings…Member of Giants World Championship teams in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

JUSTIN MORNEAU

1st year on the ballot…Played 14 seasons with the Twins, Pirates, Rockies and White Sox…Named to four All-Star Games (2007-10)…Won two Silver Slugger Awards at first base (2006-08)…Named 2006 American League Most Valuable Player and finished in second in AL MVP voting in 2008…Hit .300-or-better in five seasons (2006, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015), winning NL batting title with Rockies in 2014 with .319 average…Drove in 100-or-more runs four times (2006-09) and reached the 30-homer mark three times (2006-07, 2009)… Defensively, led all AL second basemen in putouts twice (2007-08) and assists once (2006)…Led AL in intentional walks in 2008 with 16…Appeared in 13 Postseason games over four series, hitting .302 with eight runs scored, two home runs and four RBI.

JOE NATHAN

1st year on the ballot…Pitched 16 seasons for Giants, Twins, Rangers, Tigers and Cubs…Six-time All-Star (2004-05, 2008-09, 2012-13) who won the 2009 AL Rolaids Relief Award…Topped the 30-save mark in nine seasons (2004-09, 2012-14), including four seasons with 40-plus saves…Led AL with 61 games finished in 2006…Twice finished in Top 5 of the AL Cy Young Award voting: 2004 (4th) and 2006 (5th)…His 377 career saves ranked eighth all-time upon his retirement…Only pitcher in history with at least 300 saves and a win-loss percentage of at least .600…Among pitchers with at least 900 innings worked, his 6.73 hits per nine innings pitched ratio ranks third all-time behind Billy Wagner and Nolan Ryan…Appeared in six Postseason series over six seasons, posting 0-2 record with one save and an 8.10 ERA in 10 games.

DAVID ORTIZ

1st year on the ballot…Played 20 seasons with Twins and Red Sox…10-time All-Star Game selection (2004-08, 2010-13, 2016) and seven-time Silver Slugger Award winner (2004-07, 2011, 2013, 2016) at designated hitter…Finish in Top 10 of American League Most Valuable Player voting seven times: 2003 (5th), 2004 (4th), 2005 (2nd), 2006 (3rd), 2007 (4th), 2013 (10th) and 2016 (6th)…Led AL in RBI three times (2005-06, 2016), walks twice (2006-07), home runs once (2006), on-base percentage once (2007), slugging percentage once (2016), total bases once (2006) and doubles once (2016)…Topped 100-RBI mark 10 times (2003-07, 2010, 2013-16), 20-homer mark 15 times (2002-16) and 100-runs scored mark three times (2005-07)…Hit .300-or-better in seven seasons (2004-05, 2007, 2011-13, 2016)…Won Edgar Martinez Award for top designated hitter eight times (2003-07, 2011, 2013, 2016)…Won AL Hank Aaron Award twice (2005, 2016)…Won 2011 Roberto Clemente Award…Totaled 1,192 extra base hits (8th all-time), 541 home runs (17th all-time), 1,768 RBI (23rd all-time) and 632 doubles (12th all-time)…Appeared in 18 Postseason series over nine seasons with Twins and Red Sox, hitting .289 with 22 doubles, 17 homers and 61 RBI in 85 games…Named MVP of 2004 ALCS and 2013 World Series…Member of Red Sox 2004, 2007 and 2013 World Championship teams.

JONATHAN PAPELBON

1st year on the ballot…Pitched 12 seasons for Red Sox, Phillies and Nationals…Finished second in 2006 American League Rookie of the Year voting after going 4-2 with 35 saves and a 0.92 ERA over 59 appearances…Six-time All-Star Game selection (2006-09, 2012, 2015) who earned the win in the 2009 Mid-Summer Classic…Topped the 30-save mark in eight seasons (2006-12, 2014) and posted five seasons (2006-08, 2011, 2014) with a WHIP of less than 1.000…Career total of 368 saves ranks 10th on all-time list…Appeared in seven Postseason series over four seasons, posting 2-1 record with seven saves and 1.00 ERA in 18 appearances…Did not allow a run in first 17 Postseason appearances, a stretch that covered 26.0 innings…Member of Red Sox 2007 World Championship team.

JAKE PEAVY

1st year on the ballot…Pitched 15 seasons for Padres, White Sox, Red Sox and Giants…Unanimous winner of 2007 NL Cy Young Award after going 19-6 with MLB-leading 2.54 ERA and 240 strikeouts, winning the NL pitching Triple Crown by leading the league in wins as well and earning starting assignment in that year’s All-Star Game…Three-time All-Star (2005, 2007, 2012) who led his league in ERA twice (2004, 2007), strikeouts twice (2005, 2007) and wins once (2007)…Topped 200-innings pitched mark in five seasons (2005-07, 2012, 2014) and reached 200-strikeout mark three times (2005-07)…Led league in strikeouts per nine innings pitched twice (2006-07) and WHIP once (2007)…Named 2012 American League Gold Glove Award winner…Appeared in eight Postseason series over four seasons, going 1-5 with 7.98 ERA in 38.1 innings over nine starts…Member of Red Sox 2013 World Championship team and Giants 2014 World Championship team.

ANDY PETTITTE

4th 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).

A.J. PIERZYNSKI

1st year on the ballot…Played 19 seasons for Twins, Giants, White Sox, Rangers, Red Sox, Cardinals and Braves…Two-time All-Star Game selection (2002, 2006) and 2012 Silver Slugger Award winner at catcher…Reached .300 mark in batting in four seasons (2002-03, 2009, 2015)…Led league in fielding percentage three times (2005, 2011, 2013)…Appeared in 1,936 games as catcher, ninth on the all-time list…One of only 10 players in history who spent at least 50 percent of his games as a catcher who totaled at least 2,000 hits…Appeared in eight Postseason series over five seasons, hitting .292 with 18 RBI and 11 walks in 32 games…Member of White Sox 2005 World Championship team.

MANNY RAMÍREZ

6th 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 11th 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 Championship teams.

ÁLEX RODRÍGUEZ

1st year on the ballot…Played 22 seasons for Mariners, Rangers and Yankees…Three-time American League Most Valuable Player Award winner (2003, 2005, 2007) who finished in the Top 10 of AL MVP voting in seven other seasons: 1996 (2nd), 1998 (9th), 2000 (3rd), 2001 (6th), 2002 (2nd), 2008 (8th) and 2009 (10th)…14-time All-Star Game selection (1996-98, 2000-08, 2010-11) and 10-time Silver Slugger Award winner at shortstop and third base (1996, 1998-2003, 2005, 2007-08)…Two-time Gold Glove Award winner at shortstop (2002-03)…Reached the .300 mark in batting in nine seasons (1996-98, 2000-02, 2005, 2007-08), leading majors with .358 average in 1996…Scored 100-or-more runs in 13 seasons (1996-2008), leading AL five times (1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007)…Totaled at least 100 RBI in 14 seasons (1996, 1998-2010), leading AL twice (2002, 2007)…Topped 30 home run mark 15 times (1996, 1998-2010, 2015), leading AL five times (2001-03, 2005, 2007)…Led AL in total bases four times (1996, 2001-02, 2007), slugging percentage four times (2003, 2005, 2007-08), hits once (1998) and doubles once (1996)…Reached 200-hit mark in three seasons (1996, 1998, 2001)…Ranks fourth all-time in RBI (2,086), fourth in home runs (696), seventh in extra base hits (1,275), seventh in total bases (5,813), eighth in runs scored (2,021), 19th in at-bats (10,566), 22nd in hits (3,115), 27th in slugging percentage (.550), 27th in games played (2,784), 33rd in doubles (548) and 36th in walks (1,338)…Named Hank Aaron Award winner in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2007…Played in 19 Postseason series over 12 seasons, hitting .259 with 13 homers, 43 runs scored and 41 RBI over 76 games…Member of Yankees 2009 World Championship team.

SCOTT ROLEN

5th year on the ballot…Played 17 seasons 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.

JIMMY ROLLINS

1st year on the ballot…Played 17 seasons for Phillies, Dodgers and White Sox…Finished third in National League Rookie of the Year voting in 2001 after hitting .274 with league-leading totals in triples (12) and stolen bases (46)…Three-time All-Star (2001-02, 2005) and four-time Gold Glove Award winner at shortstop (2007-09, 2012)…Earned National League Most Valuable Player honors in 2007 after hitting .296 with NL-best 139 runs scored and 20 triples…Named 2007 NL Silver Slugger Award winner at shortstop…Reached the 100-runs scored mark in six seasons (2004-07, 2009, 2012), stolen 20-or-more bases in 13 seasons (2001-09, 2011-14) and hit 20-or-more home runs in four seasons (2006-07, 2009, 2012)…Led NL in triples four times (2001-02, 2004, 2007), at-bats four times (2001-02, 2007, 2009), runs once (2007) and stolen bases once (2001)…In 2007, became the third shortstop in history to record 30 home run/30 steal season…Ranks 46th all-time with 470 stolen bases…Among players who appeared in at least half their games at shortstop, the only player in history with at least 500 doubles, 200 home runs and 400 stolen bases…Won 2014 Roberto Clemente Award…Appeared in 11 Postseason series over six seasons, hitting .246 with 27 runs scored and 11 stolen bases in 50 games…Member of Phillies 2008 World Championship team.

CURT SCHILLING

10th-and-final 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 six pitchers with at least 3,000 career strikeouts and fewer than 1,000 walks…Ranks 11th all-time in strikeout-to-walk ratio (4.383) and second 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

8th 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), total bases once (1992) and on-base percentage once (1996)…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.

SAMMY SOSA

10th-and-final 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.

MARK TEIXEIRA

1st year on the ballot…Played 14 seasons with Rangers, Braves, Angels and Yankees…Finished fifth in 2003 American League Rookie of the Year voting…Three-time All-Star (2005, 2009, 2015), five-time Gold Glove Award winner (2005-06, 2009-10, 2012) and three-time Silver Slugger Award winner (2004-05, 2009) at first base…Finished in Top 10 of AL Most Valuable Player Award voting twice: 2005 (7th) and 2009 (2nd)…Led league in total bases twice (2005, 2009), games played twice (2005-06), runs scored once (2010), home runs once (2009), RBI once (2009) and sacrifice flies once (2012)…Reached the 30-homer mark in nine seasons (2004-11, 2015), 100-RBI mark eight times (2004-11) and 100-runs scored mark five times (2004-05, 2008-10)…Topped the .300 batting average mark in three seasons (2005, 2007-08)…Led league in fielding percentage among first basemen twice (2005, 2012), putouts twice (2005-06), assists once (2004) and double plays once (2006)…Ranks fourth all-time in fielding percentage among first baseman with career mark of .9966…Ranks 41st all-time in career games at first base (1,769) and 56th in home runs (409)…Appeared in nine Postseason series over five seasons, batting .222 with three home runs, 14 RBI and 21 runs scored over 40 games…Member of 2009 World Series Champion Yankees.

OMAR VIZQUEL

5th 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 with a mark of .9847…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 13th all-time in games played (2,968), 17th in singles (2,264), 18th in at-bats (10,586), 44th 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

7th 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 retired 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.

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