NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Griffey Jr. and Trevor Hoffman are among 15 newcomers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot and will face a newly trimmed electorate along with steroid-tainted holdovers Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
David Eckstein, Troy Glaus, Mike Hampton, Mike Lowell and Billy Wagner also are among the players eligible for the first time on the 32-man ballot announced Monday. A vote of at least 75 percent from the Baseball Writers' Association of America is needed for election. Results will be announced Jan. 6.
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Griffey, Hoffman among newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot
Craig Biggio, Roy Halladay, Trevor Hoffman, Mike Mussina, Joe Mauer, Clayton Kershaw, Felix Hernandez, Jeff Bagwell, Eric Gagne, CC Sabathia, Tim Hudson, Chase Utley, Nomar Garciaparra, Miguel Tejada, Juan Gonzalez, Mark Buehrle, Roy Oswalt, Andy Pettitle, Curt Schilling, Bobby Abreu, Andrew McCutchen, Carlos Beltran, Edgar Martinez, Johan Santana, Jason Giambi, Raphael Palmiero, Barry Larkin, Fred McGriff.
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25. Mike Trout
Rookie of the Year, MVP, 4-time All-Star
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24. Jim Thome
600+ home runs, 5-time All-Star, 72.9 bWAR
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23. John Smoltz
200+ wins, 150+ saves, 8-time All-Star
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22. Frank Thomas
2-time MVP, 4-time All-Star, 500+ home runs
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20. David Ortiz
9-time All-Star, 3-time World Series champion, 400+ home runs