The Baseball Writer’s Association have released the ballot for players who are eligible for the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame class. A player must receive at least 75 percent of the ballots from the BBWAA to be inducted. Each voting member can list only 10 of the eligible players on their ballots.
Players who are selected to become a part of the Hall of Fame will be enshrined at Cooperstown next summer.
A player becomes eligible for nomination to the HOF five years after his playing career has ended and can remain on the ballot for 10 years.
Among the players who are eligible for the first time are Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, and Omar Vizquel.
BBWAA voting members have until De ember 31 to cast their ballots. The new Hall of Fame members will be revealed on January 24.
The nominees for the 2018 class for the Baseball Hall of Fame are:
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