Jim Thome, Omar Vizquel Are On Hall Of Fame Ballots

Thome and Vizquel by Ezra Shaw - Getty Images

(Cooperstown, NY)  --  Third baseman Chipper Jones and designated hitter Jim Thome highlight first-time eligible players on the 2018 National Hall of Fame ballot.  

Pitchers Jamie Moyer and Johan Santana, and infielder Omar Vizquel are also new candidates up for possible election.  

Top returning candidates are closer Trevor Hoffman and outfielder Vladimir Guerrero, who just missed the necessary 75-percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers' Association of America last year.  Steroid-era stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa remain on the ballot as well.  

Thome is eighth all-time for home runs with 612, while Vizquel won 11 Gold Gloves at shortstop.  Both were on the Indians teams that won American League pennants in 1995 and 1997.

The Class of 2018 will be revealed January 24th on MLB Network.  Inductions will take place next July in Cooperstown, New York.

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content