David Ortiz, Alex Rodriguez among 13 first-timers on Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

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NEW YORK — David Ortiz, Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Howard and Tim Lincecum are among the 13 1st-time candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot of the Baseball Writers’ Affiliation of America, becoming a member of 17 holdovers.

Steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens make their 10th and remaining visual appeal on the BBWAA ballot along with Curt Schilling, who fell 16 votes shy of the required 75% in past year’s balloting. Schilling appeared on 71.1% of ballots, Bonds 61.8% and Clemens 61.6%.

Justin Morneau, Jimmy Rollins and Jake Peavy also are new to the ballot alongside with Carl Crawford, Prince Fielder, Joe Nathan, Jonathan Papelbon, A.J. Pierzynski and Mark Teixeira, the Hall and BBWAA said Monday.

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Holdovers involve Bobby Abreu, Mark Buehrle, Todd Helton, Tim Hudson, Torii Hunter, Andruw Jones, Jeff Kent, Andy Pettitte, Manny Ramirez, Gary Sheffield, Sammy Sosa, Omar Vizquel and Billy Wagner.

Sosa also will be on the ballot for the remaining time immediately after getting 17% very last calendar year.

BBWAA users with 10 or a lot more consecutive decades of membership are suitable to vote. Ballots should be postmarked by Dec. 31 and final results will be declared Jan. 25.

Any gamers elected will be inducted into the Corridor at Cooperstown on July 24 alongside with anyone elected by the Golden Times Era and Early Baseball Period committees, which are scheduled to fulfill on Dec. 5.

No one particular was elected by the BBWAA in very last year’s vote, and Schilling asked immediately after the vote that the Corridor eliminate him from the ballot.

“It is really all correct, the video game will not owe me everything,” he mentioned during a reside movie stream on his Twitter account.

Clemens has denied applying effectiveness-boosting prescription drugs and Bonds has denied knowingly working with them. Bonds also has been accused of domestic violence and Clemens of preserving a decade-lengthy romance with a singer who was 15 when they fulfilled.

Rodriguez was suspended for the 2014 period for violating MLB’s drug plan and collective bargaining agreement, and Ortiz’s title was alleged to have appeared on a list of gamers who tested constructive throughout 2003 study screening.