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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 10: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox tips his cap after the Cleveland Indians defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in game three of the American League Divison Series to advance to the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 10, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

So here we are again, awaiting baseball’s annual Hall of Fame voting results, and many want to know: whom did you vote for? And why?

And if you’ve read or listened over the years, you know a few things already. I don’t make steroids a moral judgment. I try to vote best players. And I believe the Hall of Fame should be the elite of the elite, a select few.

One thing about this year’s ballot, at least in my case: they all come with at least some steroid stain. I really don’t care. The following five were the very best of the best from the end of the last millennium until the early part of this one, players who were arguably the best pitcher, right-handed hitter, designated hitter, or positional player of all time.

So here you go – and, as always, you are encouraged to agree or disagree:

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