The Baseball Writer’s Association of America have released the names of players who are eligible for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Once a player becomes eligible – five years after he has retired from the game – he remains eligible for 10 years. After that it will be up to the Veteran’s Committee.
Over the last five years, the BBWAA has inducted 16 players. This year there is a whole new crop of players whose name could become a part of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Copperstown, New York.
Players must earn a minimum of 80 percent to become a members of the Hall of Fame. A number of the players who have been on the ballot for the past several years are facing somewhat of a long climb due to issues with performance enhancing substance issues.
Players on the ballot for the 2019 MLB Hall of Fame:
New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera
Two time Cy Young Award winning pitcher Roy Halladay
Colorado Rockies Todd Helton
New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte
Seattle Mariners Edgar Martinez – entering his last year of eligibility
Home run king Barry Bonds
Pitcher Roger Clemments
Pitcher Curt Schilling
Colorado Rockies Larry Walker
Short Stop Omar Vizquel