Baseball Class of 2015 Another Big Crowd?

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America 2015 Hall of Fame ballot has been released, featuring 34 names, including 17 holdovers from previous elections and 17 newcomers. Results will be announced on Jan. 6.

Photo courtesy Baseball Hall of Fame website.

Photo courtesy Baseball Hall of Fame website.

New candidates include Cy Young Award winners like Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, all likely entrants. They will be joined by Carlos Delgado, Gary Sheffield, Nomar Garciaparra, Troy Percival, Rich Aurilia, Aaron Boone, Tony Clark, Jermaine Dye, Darin Erstad, Cliff Floyd, Brian Giles, Tom Gordon, Eddie Guardado and Jason Schmidt.

Holdovers from previous ballots that have the best chance for entry include Craig Biggio and Mike Piazza. Don Mattingly is eligible for the BBWAA ballot for the 15th-and-final time.

The Golden Era Committee will make its selections Dec. 8. The nine players on the Hall of Fame’s Golden Era Committee ballot totaled three Most Valuable Player Awards, an average of more than six All-Star Game selections per player and seven World Series titles.

That list includes: Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Gil Hodges, Bob Howsam, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva, Billy Pierce, Luis Tiant and Maury Wills. Kaat, Hodges and Minoso received the most votes the last time.

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  1. HoosierSparkPlug on said:

    There are individuals who want Pete Rose inducted, well that will NEVER happen. It will NEVER happen because when the baseball scandal of 1919 broke the first thing that happened was Judge Kennesaw “Mountain” Landis was hired as the first Commissioner of Baseball. The first thing that he did was kick out the eight White Sox players, there were two potential Hall of Famers Joe Jackson & Eddie Cicotte. However two other potential Hall of Gamers were kicked out for just betting on the World Series, and they were Hal Chase & Riggs Stephenson who played for the Chicago Cubs. The second thing he did was post a warning in ALL locker rooms in both the majors & minors that forbid gambling on baseball games. The penalty was expulsion from baseball for ALL time and there were NO EXCEPTIONS. In the 1940s an owner was kicked out, also Leo Durocher was ousted for being a friend of actor George Raft and Mr. Raft’s associates, and in the 1980s Mickey Mantle & Willie Mays were out of baseball while they were associated with two different casinos.

    I am sorry for Mr. Rose, however he violated one of the cardinal rules and now he has to pay the price for breaking the rule.

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