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2014 MLB Hall of Fame profiles

A look at the main candidates on the 2014 BBWAA ballot for induction for the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Find out which players receive the necessary 75% votes for induction, which will be announced on January 8.

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Hall of Fame profile: Jeff Bagwell

Jeff Bagwell was one of the greatest players of the 90s and one of the best first baseman of all-time. Can the voters look past rumors that his numbers may have been enhanced chemically?

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2014 Hall of Fame profile: Tim Raines

Tim Raines and Tony Gwynn have seemingly been connected over their careers for their similar style of play. Yet Gwynn was a first-ballot Hall of Famer while Raines still awaits his turn.

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2014 Hall of Fame profile: Fred McGriff

Fred McGriff hit 493 home runs in his career and boasts a sparkling postseason resume. Is that enough to get him into the Hall of Fame amidst a generation of inflated offensive performance?

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2014 Hall of Fame profile: Mark McGwire

Mark McGwire hit home runs at a faster rate than anyone else in history. Is that enough to get him in the Hall of Fame despite his admitted use of PEDs?

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2014 Hall of Fame profile: Mike Piazza

Mike Piazza was arguably the best offensive catcher of all time. Will 2014 be the year he is inducted into the Hall of Fame?

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2014 Hall of Fame profile: Rafael Palmeiro

Rafael Palmeiro may have the numbers to be a sure-fire Hall of Famer. He won't be, though.

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2014 Hall of Fame profile: Craig Biggio

In a year when even the faintest whiff of PEDs can bring down a worthy candidate, one of the Killer B's stands alone

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2014 Hall of Fame profile: Luis Gonzalez

Gonzalez had a big five-year peak with the Arizona Diamondbacks, but did not post Hall of Fame numbers over the rest of his career.

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2014 Hall of Fame profile: Jeff Kent

Kent has an MVP and five all-star appearances on his résumé, but did a late start put him behind the 8-ball when it comes to his Hall of Fame candidacy?

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2014 Hall of Fame profile: Mike Mussina

While he doesn't have the rings or hardware to show it, Mike Mussina was one of the more dominant pitchers of his era. Will Hall voters recognize it?

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2014 Hall of Fame profile: Jack Morris

The longtime Tigers ace is in his 15th and final year on the BBWAA ballot for induction into Cooperstown. Morris received 67.7 percent of the vote in 2013, falling just short of the 75 percent requirement.

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HOF profile: Larry Walker

There aren't many players on the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot who put up better numbers during their peak years than Larry Walker, but the voters might not be able to look past the Coors Field stigma.

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2014 Hall of Fame profile: Edgar Martinez

He was the best designated hitter ever, but his lack of a defensive position may cost Edgar Martinez a place in the Hall of Fame.

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2014 Hall of Fame profile: Curt Schilling

Curt Schilling has given baseball fans some iconic October performances, but that may not be enough to separate him from the other arms on this stacked ballot.

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Hall of Fame profile: Don Mattingly

Donnie Baseball is running out of time to be voted in by writers. Can he even make it to his 15th and final year of eligibility on a stacked ballot?

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2014 Hall of Fame profile: Lee Smith

Smith held the all-time saves record for 13 years. However, that may not be notable enough for him to win a Hall of Fame spot.

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2014 Hall of Fame profile: Alan Trammell

Alan Trammell has been on the ballot since 2002 and has never approached 50 percent of the vote, but the former Tiger has a compelling case as one of the top shortstops in history.

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2014 Hall of Fame profile: Sammy Sosa

Does Sammy Sosa belong in the Hall of Fame? That question boils down to two things: your opinion on PEDs, and whether you put more weight on a big peak or overall career totals.

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2014 Hall of Fame profile: Roger Clemens

The Rocket has more Cy Young Awards than any pitcher in the history of the game, but his connection to performance-enhancing drugs makes his election this winter a long-shot.

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2014 Hall of Fame profile: Barry Bonds

He is arguably the best baseball player of all time, but he will likely be on the outside looking in again this year.

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HOF profile: Frank Thomas

One of the all-time great Chicago White Sox players has the numbers and lengthy period of dominance that voters eat up. Unfortunately, like most of the other players on this year's ballot, the era in which he played will almost certainly be held against him.

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2014 HoF profile: Tom Glavine

Tom Glavine wasn't the best pitcher in his own rotation, but his credentials more than measure up to the Hall of Fame's standards. He'll get in. The question is when.

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HOF profile: Greg Maddux

Greg Maddux might be the first player since Cal Ripken in 2006 with a legitimate chance of being unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame. How does one get to that point? Just look at his performance during what was arguably the most offense-oriented era in the history of the game.

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