2019 Hall of Fame Ballot Announced

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America has released the 2019 Major League Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.

The 35 player ballot contains many first year candidates including MLB’s all-time saves leader Mariano Rivera, two-time Cy Young award winner Roy Halladay, and 2002 American League MVP Miguel Tejada.

The other first year members on the ballot include Rick Ankiel, Jason Bay, Lance Berkman, Freddy Garcia, Jon Garland, Travis Hafner, Todd Helton, Ted Lilly, Derek Lowe, Darren Oliver, Roy Oswalt, Andy Pettitte, Juan Pierre, Placido Polanco, Vernon Wells, Kevin Youkilis, and Michael Young.

Players returning from last year’s ballot include Mike Mussina (6th), Roger Clemens (7th), Barry Bonds (7th), Curt Schilling (6th), Billy Wagner (4th), Jeff Kent (6th), Scott Rolen (2nd), Omar Vizquel (2nd), Andruw Jones (2nd), Manny Ramirez (3rd), Gary Sheffield (7th), Sammy Sosa (5th), and Larry Walker (9th).

Edgar Martinez (10th) and Fred McGriff (10th) are also on the ballot for their 10th and final time.

The results will be announced on Jan. 22, 2019, live on MLB Network.

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