2018 BBWAA Hall of Fame Ballot

In the last four years, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and the Hall of Fame’s Eras Committees have added 17 new names to the game’s greatest team.

And the near-record run doesn’t look to be done anytime soon.

On Jan. 24, the BBWAA will announce the results of its 2018 Hall of Fame balloting. Any electees will be inducted on Sunday, July 29, at 1:30 p.m. at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown.

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Andruw Jones, Chipper Jones, Hideki Matsui, Jim Thome, Johan Santana and Omar Vizquel are among several players who are eligible for the BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot for the first time in 2018.

Also debuting on the ballot this year are Chris Carpenter, Johnny Damon, Liván Hernández, Orlando Hudson, Aubrey Huff, Jason Isringhausen, Carlos Lee, Brad Lidge, Kevin Millwood, Jamie Moyer, Scott Rolen, Kerry Wood and Carlos Zambrano.

Returning to the Ballot

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Among returnees on the BBWAA ballot, Trevor Hoffman (74.0 percent of the BBWAA vote in 2017) and Vladimir Guerrero (71.7 percent of the BBWAA vote in 2017) return in 2018 after missing out on election by five and 15 votes, respectively, last year.

The 17 living electees from 2014-17 mark the most in any four-year period since 1972-75. The record for living Hall of Famers elected in any four-year period is 19 from 1969-72.

Fourteen former players are returning to the 2018 BBWAA ballot after receiving at least five percent of the overall vote in 2017.

  • Trevor Hoffman
    74.0%
    3rd year
  • Vladimir Guerrero
    71.7%
    2nd year
  • Edgar Martínez
    58.6%
    9th year
  • Roger Clemens
    54.1%
    6th year
  • Barry Bonds
    53.8%
    6th year
  • Mike Mussina
    51.8%
    5th year
  • Curt Schilling
    45.0%
    6th year
  • Manny Ramírez
    23.8%
    2nd year
  • Larry Walker
    21.9%
    8th year
  • Fred McGriff
    21.7%
    9th year
  • Jeff Kent
    16.7%
    5th year
  • Gary Sheffield
    13.3%
    4th year
  • Billy Wagner
    10.2%
    3rd year
  • Sammy Sosa
    8.6%
    6th year

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Candidate Bios

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BARRY BONDS

6th year on 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 RBI (1,996), fifth in slugging percentage (.607), sixth in on-base percentage (.444), 10th in games played (2,986), 17th in doubles (601) and 33rd 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 Hank Aaron Award.

CHRIS CARPENTER

1st year on the ballot… Pitched 15 seasons for Blue Jays and Cardinals…One 20-win season (2005)…Won 2005 National League Cy Young Award and finished in Top 3 of NL Cy Young Award voting two other times: 2006 (3rd) and 2009 (2nd)…Named to three All-Star teams (2005-06, 2010)…Led NL in games started twice (2010-11), ERA once (2009), winning percentage once (2009), innings pitched once (2011), complete games once (2005), shutouts once (2006) and WHIP once (2006)…Finished in Top 10 of NL MVP voting in 2005 (8th)…Won 2009 NL Comeback Player of the Year Award…Pitched in 11 Postseason series over five seasons, posting 10-4 record with 3.00 ERA in 18 starts…In four World Series starts with Cardinals, was 3-0 with 2.00 ERA…Member of Cardinals’ 2006 and 2011 World Series championship teams.

ROGER CLEMENS

6th 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, the second-most all-time (1986, 1990-92, 1997-98, 2005), 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 two WS Championship teams (Yankees: 1999, 2000).

JOHNNY DAMON

1st year on ballot…Played 18 seasons with the Royals, Athletics, Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers, Rays and Indians…Two-time All-Star (2002, 2005) who batted better than .300 in five seasons (1999-2000, 2004-05, 2008)…Topped the 100-run scored mark 10 times (1998-2006, 2009), leading the AL in runs scored in 2000 with 136…Led the AL in stolen bases in 2000 (with 46) and recorded 20-or-more steals in 10 seasons…Reached 20-home run plateau in three seasons (2004, 2006, 2009)…Ranks 32nd all-time in runs scored with 1,668…One of only nine players in modern big league history with at least 2,700 hits, 1,600 runs scored and 400 stolen bases…Appeared in 13 Postseason series over eight seasons with Athletics, Red Sox, Yankees and Rays, hitting .276 with 39 runs scored, 10 home runs and 33 RBI in 59 games…Member of 2004 World Series champion Red Sox and 2009 World Series champion Yankees.

VLADIMIR GUERRERO

2nd year on the ballot…Played 16 seasons with Expos, Angels, Rangers and Orioles…Nine-time All-Star Game selection…2004 American League Most Valuable Player Award winner after hitting .337 with 39 home runs, 126 RBI and a league-leading 124 runs scored…Finished in Top 10 of his league’s MVP voting an additional five times: 2000 (6th), 2002 (4th), 2005 (3rd), 2006 (9th), 2007 (3rd)…Eight-time Silver Slugger Award winner for his work in right field and at designated hitter…Named 2010 winner of Edgar Martinez Award as the game’s best designated hitter…Finished sixth in National League Rookie of the Year voting in 1997…Led league in hits once (2002) and total bases twice (2002, 2004)…Hit .300 or better 13 times, including 12 seasons in a row from 1997-2008…Topped the 30-home run mark eight times (1998-2002, 2004-06)…Drove in 100-or-more runs 10 times (1998-2002, 2004-07, 2010)…Scored 100-or-more runs in six seasons (1998-2002, 2004)…Tallied 200-or-more hits four times (1998, 2002, 2004, 2006)…Led league in intentional walks five times (2000, 2005-08)…Posted 30 homer/30 steal seasons twice (2001-02)…Led league in assists among right fielders three times (2001-02, 2004)…Ranks 25th all-time in slugging percentage (.553), 40th in home runs (449), 50th in total bases (4,506), 55th in batting average (.318) and 57th in RBI (1,496)….Only seven other batters in history have at least a .318 batting average and a .553 slugging percentage: Joe DiMaggio, Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby, Stan Musial, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams…Played in 10 Postseason series over six seasons with Angels and Rangers, batting .263 with 17 runs scored and 20 RBI in 44 games…Member of Rangers’ 2010 AL Championship team.

Liván Hernández

1st year on the ballot… Pitched 17 seasons for the Marlins, Giants, Expos, Nationals, Diamondbacks, Twins, Rockies, Mets, Braves and Brewers…Finished second in 1997 National League Rookie of the Year voting after going 9-3 with a 3.18 ERA in 17 starts…Named MVP of both National League Championship Series and World Series in 1997, leading the Marlins to the title with a record of 4-0 in the Postseason…Two-time All-Star (2004-05) who led his league in innings pitched three times (2003-05), games started twice (2004-05) and complete games twice (2003-04)…Won NL Silver Slugger Award in 2004…Appeared in nine Postseason series over four years, posting 7-3 record with 3.97 ERA.

TREVOR HOFFMAN

3rd year on ballot…Pitched 18 seasons for Marlins, Padres and Brewers…Ranks second in ML history in saves (601), and was the first pitcher to reach both 500- and 600-save milestones…Also ranks second all-time in games finished (856) and 11th all-time in games pitched (1,035)…Named National League Fireman of the Year by the Sporting News in 1996 and 1998…Won the NL Rolaids Relief Award in 1998 and 2006…Finished in Top 10 of NL Cy Young Award voting four times: 1996 (5th), 1998 (2nd), 1999 (6th), 2006 (2nd)….Finished in Top 10 of NL MVP voting twice (1997-7th, 2006-10th)…Also won 2004 Hutch, 2006 Lou Gehrig Memorial and 2008 Branch Rickey Awards…Seven-time All-Star (1998-2000, 2002, 2006-07, 2009)…Led NL in saves twice (1998, 2006)…Recorded 53 saves in 1998, tied for fifth-highest single-season total in history, and also set ML record (since surpassed) with 41 consecutive converted save chances…Posted at least 30 saves in 14 of 15 consecutive seasons (1995-2002; 2004-2009)…Ranks second to Mariano Rivera in seasons with 20-plus saves (15) and 30-plus saves (14), and is tied with Rivera for most seasons with 40-plus saves (nine)….Ranks seventh among pitchers with 6.99 career hits-per-nine innings average…Also ranks ninth all-time in career walks plus hits per innings pitched (1.058) and 11th in strikeouts-per-nine innings (9.36)...MLB award for best NL reliever named in his honor…Holds Padres all-time team records for most saves (552), ERA (2.76) and games pitched (902)…Pitched in six career Postseason series with Padres, going 1-2 with a 3.46 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 12 games…Earned a combined three saves and a win in the 1998 National League Division and Championship series while striking out 11 hitters in 7.1 innings…Member of Padres’ 1998 NL Championship team.

ORLANDO HUDSON

1st year on ballot…Played 11 seasons with the Blue Jays, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Twins, Padres and White Sox…Two-time All-Star (2007, 2009)…Four-time Gold Glove Award winner at second base (2005-07, 2009)…Topped the .300 mark in batting average in 2008 (.305)…Had four seasons with at least 10 home runs (2004-07) and four seasons with at least 60 RBI (2005-07, 2009)….Led all second basemen in his league in assists three times (2003-04, 2006), fielding percentage twice (2005, 2011), putouts once (2005) and double plays once (2006)…Appeared in three Postseason series over two seasons with the Dodgers and Twins, hitting .313 in 11 games.

AUBREY HUFF

1st year on ballot…Played 13 seasons with the Devil Rays, Astros, Orioles, Tigers and Giants…Won 2008 American League Silver Slugger Award as designated hitter and finished seventh in 2010 National League Most Valuable Player Award voting…Topped the .300 mark in batting average three times (2002-03, 2008)…Posted three seasons with more than 100 RBI (2003-04, 2008) and one season with 100 runs scored (2010)…Reached the 20-home run plateau in seven seasons (2002-06, 2008, 2010)…Led AL in extra base hits in 2008 with 82… Appeared in six Postseason series over two seasons with the Giants, hitting .246 in 25 games…Member of Giants’ 2010 and 2012 World Series championship teams.

JASON ISRINGHAUSEN

1st year on the ballot… Pitched 16 seasons for the Mets, Athletics, Cardinals, Rays and Angels…Finished fourth in 1995 National League Rookie of the Year voting after going 9-2 with a 2.81 ERA in 14 starts…Two-time All-Star (2000, 2005) who transitioned to bullpen and posted seven seasons with 30-plus saves, including a National League-best 47 saves in 2004…Led NL in games finished in 2004 with 66…One of 28 pitchers all-time with at least 300 saves…Appeared in nine Postseason series over five years, posting 1-1 record with 11 saves and with 2.36 ERA…Member of Cardinals’ 2006 World Series championship team.

ANDRUW JONES

1st year on 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.

CHIPPER JONES

1st year on ballot…Played 19 seasons, all with the Braves… Finished second in 1995 National League Rookie of the Year voting, starting at third base for an Atlanta team that won the World Series…Eight-time All-Star 1996-98, 2000-01, 2008, 2011-12)…Named 1999 National League Most Valuable Player and finished in Top 10 in NL MVP voting in five other seasons (1996-98, 2001, 2007)…Two-time Silver Slugger Award winner at third base…Won 2008 NL batting title with .364 average and hit better than .300 in nine other seasons (1996, 1998-2003, 2006-07)…Led NL in on-base percentage in 2008 with .470 mark…Topped 100-RBI mark in nine seasons (1996-2003, 2007) and scored 100-or-more runs eight times (1996-2001, 2003, 2007)…Recorded 14 seasons with at least 20 home runs (1995-2008)…One of only nine players in history with at least a .300 batting average, .400 on-base percentage, .500 slugging average and 400 home runs, along with Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, Mel Ott, Stan Musial, Manny Ramirez, Babe Ruth, Frank Thomas and Ted Williams…Only player who appeared in at least 50 percent of his games at third base to record at least 1,600 RBI and score at least 1,600 runs… Ranks 16th all-time with 1,512 walks…Appeared in 21 Postseason series over 12 seasons, hitting .287 with 58 runs scored, 13 home runs and 47 RBI in 93 games…Member of Braves’ 1995 World Championship team and Braves 1996 and 1999 NL Champions.

JEFF KENT

5th 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 28th 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.

CARLOS LEE

1st year on ballot…Played 14 seasons with the White Sox, Brewers, Rangers, Astros and Marlins…Finished seventh in 1999 American League Rookie of the Year voting…Three-time All-Star (2005-07)…Two-time Silver Slugger Award winner as outfielder (2005, 2007)…Led National League in games played twice (2005, 2007) and led MLB in sacrifice flys three times (2005-07)…Led NL in putouts among left fielders once (2005) and led his league in assists among left fielders twice (2004, 2009)…Topped 100-RBI mark in six seasons (2003, 2005-09) and scored 100-or-more runs in four seasons (2000, 2003-04, 2006)…Hit 20-or-more home runs in 11 straight seasons (2000-10)…Appeared in one Postseason series with White Sox, going 1-for-12 with a double and an RBI in the ALDS vs. the Mariners.

BRAD LIDGE

1st year on the ballot… Pitched 11 seasons for the Astros, Phillies and Nationals…Finished fifth in 2003 National League Rookie of the Year voting after going 6-3 with a 3.60 ERA in 78 relief appearances…Two-time All-Star (2005, 2008) who received votes in NL Cy Young Award balloting in 2004 (8th) and 2008 (4th)…Saved 20-or-more games in six seasons (2004-06, 2008-10) and was a perfect 48-for-48 in saves – including Postseason – in 2008 when he helped the Phillies win the World Series…Appeared in 14 Postseason series over six years, posting 2-4 record with 18 saves and with 2.18 ERA.

Edgar Martínez

9th year on the ballot…Played 18 seasons, all with the Mariners…Named to seven All-Star Games (1992, 1995-1997, 2000-2001, 2003)…Won five Silver Slugger Awards (1992, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003)…Finished third in American League MVP voting in 1995 and 6th in 2000…Won AL batting titles in 1992 (.343) and 1995 (.356)…Led the league in OBP three times (1995, 1998-99) and finished in the top five in seven other years…Led the AL in games played (145) and runs scored (121) in 1995…Led the league in doubles twice (1992, 1995) and RBI in 2000…Hit .300 or better in 10 full seasons (1990-92, 1995-2001)…Drove in 100-or-more runs six times (1995-98, 2000-01) and scored 100-or-more runs five times (1992, 1995-97, 2000)…One of only nine players in history with 300 homers, 500 doubles, a career batting average higher than .300, a career OBP higher than .400 and a career slugging percentage higher than .500…Became only the fifth player in the 20th century to hit 50 doubles in two consecutive seasons (1995-96)…Ranks as the Mariners all-time leader in runs (1,219), doubles (514), walks (1,283), RBI (1,261), extra-base hits (838) and total bases (3,718)…Posted sterling 1995 ALDS against New York when he hit .571 (12-for-21) and was on base 18 times in five games and set the record for single-game Postseason RBI with seven…In 34 career Postseason games (1995 ALDS and ALCS; 1997 ALDS; 2000 ALDS and ALCS; and 2001 ALDS and ALCS) hit .266 (34-for-128) with eight homers and 24 RBI…Won the Roberto Clemente Award in 2004, the same year that MLB renamed the annual Outstanding Designated Hitter Award in his honor.

HIDEKI MATSUI

1st year on ballot…Played 10 seasons with the Yankees, Angels, Athletics and Rays…Finished second in 2003 American League Rookie of the Year voting…Two-time All-Star (2003-04)…Led American League in games played three times (2003-05) and putouts as left fielder once (2004)…Hit .300-or-better in two seasons (2005-06)…Topped 100-RBI mark in four seasons (2003-05, 2007) and scored 100-or-more runs in three seasons (2004-05, 2007)…Hit 20-or-more home runs in five seasons (2004-05, 2007, 2009-10)…Appeared in 11 Postseason series over six years with the Yankees, hitting .312 with 10 homers and 39 RBI in 56 games…Named Most Valuable Player of 2009 World Series with Yankees, hitting .615 with three home runs and eight RBI in the Yankees’ six-game victory over the Phillies.

FRED MCGRIFF

9th year on the ballot…Played 19 seasons with the Blue Jays, Padres, Braves, Devil Rays, Cubs and Dodgers…A five-time All-Star (1992, 1994-96, 2000)…Won three Silver Slugger Awards (1989, 1992-93) at first base and finished in the top 10 of MVP voting six times: 1989 (6th), 1990 (10th), 1991 (10th), 1992 (6th), 1993 (4th) and 1994 (8th)…Tied for the league lead in games played in 1995 with 144 and paced the league in homers in 1989 (36) and 1992 (35)…Hit 30-or-more home runs in seven straight seasons from 1988-94 and three more times in 1999, 2001 and 2002…Hit .300-or-better four times (1990, 1994, 1999 and 2001)…Drove in 100-or-more runs eight times (1991-93, 1996, 1999-2002) and scored 100-or-more runs twice (1988, 1993)…Won the All-Star MVP Award in 1994…Won a World Series with the 1995 Atlanta Braves (.261 average, with five runs scored and three RBI) and has a career .303 Postseason batting average in 50 games (57-for-188) with 10 homers and 37 RBI in 10 series…Had a .992 fielding percentage at first base…Ranks tied for 28th all-time in home runs (493), 45th in walks (1,305), 47th in RBI (1,550), 50th in extra base hits (958), 54th in total bases (4,458) and 32nd in intentional walks (171).

KEVIN MILLWOOD

1st year on the ballot… Pitched 16 seasons for Braves, Phillies, Indians, Rangers, Orioles, Rockies and Mariners…Named to All-Star team in 1999 when he finished third in National League Cy Young Award voting…Also received Cy Young Award votes in 2005 when he finished sixth in American League balloting…Led his league in games started twice (2000, 2006), earned run average once (2005), shutouts once (2003), hits-per-nine innings once (1999) and WHIP once (1999)…Threw no-hitter for the Phillies against the Giants on April 27, 2003, and started game where six Mariners pitchers combined to no-hit the Dodgers on June 8, 2012…Pitched in six Postseason series over four seasons, posting 3-3 record with 3.92 ERA in nine appearances, including seven starts… Member of Braves’ 1999 National League Championship team.

JAMIE MOYER

1st year on the ballot… Pitched 25 seasons for Cubs, Rangers, Cardinals, Orioles, Red Sox, Mariners, Phillies and Rockies…Two 20-win seasons (2001, 2003)…Named to 2003 All-Star Game and finished in Top 6 of AL Cy Young Award voting three times: 1999 (6th), 2001 (4th) and 2003 (5th)… Led AL in winning percentage in 1996 and led AL in assists among pitchers in 1999…One of only five pitchers to appear in at least 25 seasons and one of only 10 players overall to appear in at least 25 seasons…At one day shy of 49 years and five months old, became the oldest pitcher to win a game in big league history on April 17, 2012…Ranks 16th all-time in games started (638), 35th in wins (269), 40th in strikeouts (2,441) and 40th in innings pitched (4,074.0)…Pitched in seven Postseason series over four seasons, posting 3-3 record with 4.14 ERA in eight starts… Member of Phillies’ 2008 World Series championship team.

MIKE MUSSINA

5th year on the ballot…Pitched 18 seasons for Orioles and Yankees…One 20-win season (2008), and at 39 years he became the oldest pitcher to record his first 20-win campaign…11 total seasons with at least 15 wins (1992, 1994-97, 1999, 2001-03, 2006, 2008)…Received Cy Young Award votes nine times: 1992 (4th), 1994 (4th), 1995 (5th), 1996 (5th), 1997 (6th), 1999 (2nd), 2000 (6th), 2001 (5th) and 2008 (6th)…Named to five All-Star teams (1992-94, 1997, 1999)…Won seven Gold Glove Awards (1996-99, 2001, 2003, 2008)…Led American League in games started twice (1996, 2008), wins once (1995), winning percentage once (1992), shutouts once (1995), innings pitched once (2000) and walks-per-nine-innings-pitched once (1995-2.0)…Finished in top five in AL earned-run average rankings seven times (1992, 1994-95, 1999-2001, 2006)…Among modern-era pitchers with at least 250 victories, only Lefty Grove, Christy Mathewson, Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson and Grover Cleveland Alexander have a better career winning percentage than Mussina’s .638 mark…Ranks 23rd all-time in strikeouts-to-walk ratio (3.583), 20th in strikeouts (2,813), 33rd in wins (270), 33rd in games started (536) and 41st in winning percentage (.638)…Appeared in 16 Postseason series (nine Division Series, five League Championship Series and two World Series), posting 7-8 record with a 3.42 ERA in 23 games…Member of Yankees’ 2001 and 2003 American League Championship teams.

Manny Ramírez

2nd year on 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 AL 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), 16th in extra base hits (1,122), 19th in RBI (1,831), 29th in total bases (4,826) and 32nd 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.

SCOTT ROLEN

1st year on 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.

JOHAN SANTANA

1st year on the ballot…Pitched 12 seasons for Twins and Mets…Won American League Cy Young Award in 2004 and 2006, and finished in top seven of his league’s Cy Young Award voting four other times: 2003 (7th), 2005 (3rd), 2007 (5th) and 2008 (3rd)…Finished in Top 10 of AL MVP voting twice: 2004 (6th) and 2006 (7th)…One 20-win season (2004)…Four-time All-Star (2005-07, 2009) who won the American League Gold Glove Award in 2007…Led his league in WHIP four times (2004-07), earned-run average three times (2004, 2006, 2008), strikeouts three times (2004-06), hits-per-nine-innings three times (2004-06), strikeouts per nine innings three times (2004-06), innings pitched twice (2006, 2008), games started twice (2006, 2008) and wins once (2006)…Pitched the first no-hitter in Mets history on June 1, 2012 vs. the Cardinals…Pitched in five Postseason series over four seasons, posting 1-3 record with 3.97 ERA in 11 appearances, including five starts.

CURT SCHILLING

6th 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 four pitchers with at least 3,000 career strikeouts and fewer than 1,000 walks…Ranks fifth 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 a 11-2 record with a 2.23 ERA in 19 games (all starts)…Ranks third in Postseason winning percentage (.846) and fifth all-time in Postseason victories (11)…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

4th 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), 28th in RBI (1,676) and 34th 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

6th year on 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), 29th all-time in RBI (1,667), 31st in extra base hits (1,033) and 39th 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.

JIM THOME

1st year on ballot…Played 22 seasons with Indians, Phillies, White Sox, Dodgers, Twins and Orioles…Five-time All-Star (1997-99, 2004, 2006)…Won 1996 American League Silver Slugger Award at third base before playing first base for majority of his career…Finished in Top 10 of his league’s MVP voting four times: 1997 (6th), 2001 (7th), 2002 (7th) and 2003 (4th)…Reached 20-home run mark 16 times, including six times with 40-or-more (1997, 2001-04, 2006)… Drove in 100-or-more runs nine times (1996-97, 1999-2004, 2006) and scored 100-or-more runs in eight seasons (1996-97, 1999-2003, 2006)…Led his league in walks three times (1997, 1999, 2002), slugging percentage once (2002) and home runs once (2003)…Recorded at least a .300 batting average in three seasons (1995-96, 2002)…Ranks fifth all-time in at-bats per home run (13.76), eighth all-time in home runs (612), seventh in walks (1,747), 23rd in extra-base hits (1,089), 23rd in slugging percentage (.554), 26th all-time in RBI (1,699) and 41st in total bases (4,704)…One of only five players in big league history – along with Barry Bonds, Mel Ott, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams – with at least 500 home runs, 1,500 runs scored, 1,600 RBI and 1,700 walks…Appeared in 17 Postseason series over 10 seasons, batting .211 with 17 home runs and 37 RBI in 71 games…Member of Indians’ 1995 and 1997 American League Championship teams…Won 2002 Roberto Clemente Award, 2004 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award and 2006 American League Comeback Player of the Year Award.

OMAR VIZQUEL

1st year on 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 .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), 17th in at-bats (10,586), 17th in singles (2,264), 43rd in hits (2,877) and 71st 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

3rd year on 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 500 innings pitched…Career 2.31 ERA is lowest among 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…Pitched in eight career Postseason series, posting a 1-1 record with 21 hits and 13 runs allowed, while striking out 13 in 11.2 innings…One League Championship Series with Mets (2006); with one save in 2.2 innings.

LARRY WALKER

8th 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 11th 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, 2002)…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.

KERRY WOOD

1st year on the ballot… Pitched 14 seasons for Cubs, Indians and Yankees…Won National League Rookie of the Year Award in 1998, leading the league in hits per nine innings (6.3) and strikeouts per nine innings (12.6)…Tied big league record with 20 strikeouts in nine inning game against the Astros on May 6, 1998…Two-time All-Star (2003, 2008)…Led his league in strikeouts per nine innings twice (1998, 2003), hits-per-nine-innings twice (1998, 2003) and strikeouts once (2003)…Finished fourth in NL in saves in 2008 with 34…Ranks fourth all-time in strikeouts per nine innings pitched (10.32) and 11th all-time in hits-per-nine-innings pitched (7.06)… Pitched in seven Postseason series over five seasons, posting 2-2 record with 3.43 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 15 appearances, including five starts.

CARLOS ZAMBRANO

1st year on the ballot… Pitched 12 seasons for Cubs and Marlins…Three-time All-Star (2004, 2006, 2008) and three-time Silver Slugger Award winner as pitcher (2006, 2008-09)…Finished in Top 10 of National League Cy Young Award voting three times: 2004 (5th), 2006 (5th), 2007 (5th)…Led NL in victories in 2006 with 16…Pitched no-hitter against Houston Astros on Sept. 14, 2008…His 24 home runs as a pitcher rank No. 4 on the all-time list and is the top total for any pitcher who started his career after the designated hitter was instituted in 1973…Pitched in four Postseason series over three seasons, posting 0-2 record with 4.34 ERA in five starts.

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