Look at the 2012 ballot after the poll...Baseball's 2012 Hall of Fame player selections will be announced Wednesday. Anyone from the current ballot who receives the requisite number of votes will be inducted this summer along with the late Ron Santo, elected to the hall by the veteran's committee last month.
- To be eligible of inclusion in the Baseball Hall of Fame, a player must have played at the major league level in at least TEN seasons and have been retired for at least FIVE years.
- While these are the only qualifications, voters are asked to consider the accomplishments on the field and the overall character of the player.
- A candidate must be selected on 75% of all returned ballots to enter the Hall of Fame - that would be approximately 433 of the 575 ballots (based on the most recent returns).
- For candidates who receive less than 75% of the vote, a vote from a minimum of 5% of the returned ballots is needed. A candidate is eligible to remain on the ballot for 15 years. After that, the candidate can again be considered by the veteran's committee.
- Currently, the Hall selects the cap that the player wears on his Hall of Fame plaque. The voters are members of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
The Baseball Hall of Fame is located in Cooperstown, New York.
- The 2012 ballot contains 26 players, including the debut of Angels legend Tim Salmon.
My selections here are in red - Which players below would you choose?
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