On Monday morning, the Baseball Hall of Fame officially revealed the 2022 Hall of Fame ballot. This year’s potential class – which contains 30 players included 13 first time candidates – will be voted on by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
To be eligible for the ballot, players must have played at least 10 major league seasons and have been retired for at least five years. Once a player is on the ballot, he needs at least 75 percent of the vote to be inducted into Cooperstown (writers can vote for up to 10 players each year). Those who receive less than five percent are removed from the ballot the next year, any players receiving between 5 and 75 percent of the vote remain on for up to 10 years. After that, their cases are passed on to the Veterans Committee.
Of the 30 players who are on this year’s ballot, nine spent time with the Red Sox during their major league careers. That includes some notable names in their first and last year’s of eligibility. Here’s a look at who could represent Boston at the induction ceremony this year.
*First year of eligibility
^Last year of eligibility
The results of the voting will be revealed on Jan. 25. This year’s induction ceremony – should any players be chosen for the Hall this year – will be on July 24.
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