The 2014 MLB Hall of Fame class will be announced by the Baseball Writers Association of America at 2 pm ET on Wednesday, Jan. 8. MLB Network will begin airing coverage of the event at noon. Results will also be released at 2 on the Hall of Fame website and the BBWAA website.
The following 36 players are on the ballot this year:
|Moises Alou||Jeff Bagwell||Armando Benitez||Craig Biggio|
|Barry Bonds||Sean Casey||Roger Clemens||Ray Durham|
|Eric Gagne||Tom Glavine||Luis Gonzalez||Jacque Jones|
|Todd Jones||Jeff Kent||Paul Lo Duca||Greg Maddux|
|Edgar Martinez||Don Mattingly||Fred McGriff||Mark McGwire|
|Jack Morris||Mike Mussina||Hideo Nomo||Rafael Palmeiro|
|Mike Piazza||Tim Raines||Kenny Rogers||Curt Schilling|
|Richie Sexson||Lee Smith||J.T. Snow||Sammy Sosa|
|Frank Thomas||Mike Timlin||Alan Trammell||Larry Walker|
Morris is on his 15th ballot, meaning he will not be eligible for election by the BBWAA after this year. Mattingly, on his 14th ballot, will have one more year of eligibility remaining. There are 19 first-timers up for election, including Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas and Mike Mussina. Those who receive less than 5% of voting will no longer remain on the ballot in following years.
Once more, here are the details on watching the Hall of Fame announcements:
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Time: Announcement is made at 2 pm ET, coverage begins at noon ET.
Where to watch: MLB Network
Announcements will also be posted on the websites for the BBWAA and the Hall of Fame.