We’re just hours away from the Hall of Fame Class of 2014 being announced. And while the smart bet is on three or four players being inducted, it’s not as clear cut as that.
Since it appears that the BBWAA will be sticking to its guns and not voting in players who have been linked to steroids (or, in the case of some, played alongside those who are), this summer’s group will be an interesting one.
And, yeah, that’s with or without all those worthy holdovers (well, hello, Craig Biggio and Mike Piazza) from this year’s ballot.
Either way, the Hall of Fame Class of 2014 looks to be one of most greatest classes ever assembled. Ever. Not since 2001, has Cooperstown welcomed three or more first-timers through its doors and this year…you should be looking at three of the finest getting enshrined alongside legendary managers Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre.
Here are the players that will be appearing on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time in 2014.
Michigan State Spartans fans: YES
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