Nine players, one exec on Baseball Hall of Fame's Modern Era ballot

Nine former MLB players and one players union executive make up the 10-member Modern Baseball Era ballot to be reviewed and voted on Dec. 10 at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Orlando, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced Monday afternoon. 

The Modern Era candidates, in alphabetical order, for the Class of 2018:

Steve Garvey
Tommy John
Don Mattingly
Marvin Miller
Jack Morris
Dale Murphy
Dave Parker
Ted Simmons
Luis Tiant
Alan Trammell

All are former players except for Miller, who was the head of the MLB Players Association from 1966-82, and all except for Miller are living.

Anyone on the ballot who receives 12 or more votes from the 16-member Modern Baseball Era Committee will earn election to the Hall of Fame and be inducted July 29 in Cooperstown, N.Y., along with any players voted in via the 2018 Baseball Writers’ Association of America balloting, results of which will be announced Jan. 24. 

The Modern Baseball Era committee is one of four era committees, each of which provide an avenue for Hall of Fame consideration to managers, umpires and executives, as well as players retired for more than 15 seasons.

To read the 2018 Modern Baseball Era candidates’ bios, click here.

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