HALL OF FAME CANDIDATES
The Modern Baseball Era ballot contains 10 names that will be voted on Sunday by a 16-member committee at the winter meetings outside Orlando. To be elected to the Hall of Fame, at least 12 votes (75 percent) are needed. Results will be announced at 5 p.m. Sunday.
The committee includes Hall of Fame members George Brett, Rod Carew, Bobby Cox, Dennis Eckersley, John Schuerholz, Don Sutton, Dave Winfield and Robin Yount; major league executives Sandy Alderson (Mets), Paul Beeston (Blue Jays), Bob Castellini (Reds), Bill DeWitt (Cardinals) and David Glass (Royals); and veteran media members/historians Bob Elliott, Steve Hirdt and Jayson Stark.
The 10 candidates:
Steve Garvey: Played 19 seasons with Dodgers and Padres, had 2,599 hits, 272 home runs, 1,308 RBI. Was a 10-time All-Star, the 1974 NL MVP and won four Gold Gloves while playing an NL-record 1,207 consecutive games at first base.
Tommy John: Pitched 26 seasons, for six teams. Had a 288-231 record with a 3.34 ERA. His 700 starts is eight all-time and his 4,710 innings are 20th. Four-time All-Star.
Don Mattingly: Played 14 seasons for the Yankees, hitting .307 with 222 home runs and 2,153 hits. Six-time All-Star, nine-time Gold Glove winner at first, was 1985 AL MVP.
Marvin Miller: Head of the MLB Players Association from 1966 to ’82 and turned the union into a powerhouse. Helped secure free agency for players.
Jack Morris: Pitched 18 seasons, won 254 games and was a five-time All-Star. He pitched for four World Series winners (Detroit, Twins and Toronto twice) and was the 1991 World Series MVP with a 10-inning shutout in Game 7
Dale Murphy: Played 18 seasons with three teams, won back-to-back NL MVPs (1982-83) with Atlanta. Seven-time All-Star won five Gold Gloves as a center fielder. Hit 398 home runs and had 1,266 RBI.
Dave Parker: In 19 seasons with six teams, had a .290 batting average with 339 homers, 1,439 RBI and was the 1978 NL MVP. Seven-time All-Star won three Gold Gloves as a right fielder in Pittsburgh.
Ted Simmons: Catcher who played 21 seasons, had 2,472 hits, 248 homers and 1,389 RBI. An eight-time All-Star who played for St. Louis, Milwaukee and Atlanta.
Luis Tiant: Pitcher for six teams, including the Twins. Won 20 games four times, finishing with 229 wins and a 3.30 ERA and two AL ERA titles.
Alan Trammell: Shortstop for 20 seasons in Detroit. Six-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove winner who finished with 2,365 hits and was MVP of the 1984 World Series.