There are six former St. Louis Cardinals who are among the 35 candidates announced today for the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Making their debut on the ballot this year are Rick Ankiel, Lance Berkman, Darren Oliver, and Placido Polanco. They join Scott Rolen and Larry Walker who are returning for consideration by the BBWAA voters.
Last year, Walker received 34.1% of the vote, while Rolen was on 10.2% of the ballots. A vote of 75% is needed for election.
The results for this new Hall of Fame class will be announced on January 22, 2019 with the enshrinement ceremonies taking place in Cooperstown, New York on July 21st.
2019 Hall of Fame Candidates
Rick Ankiel, Jason Bay, Lance Berkman, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Freddy Garcia, Jon Garland, Travis Hafner, Roy Halladay, Todd Helton, Andruw Jones, Jeff Kent, Ted Lilly, Derek Lowe, Edgar Martinez, Fred McGriff, Mike Mussina, Darren Oliver, Roy Oswalt, Andy Pettitte, Juan Pierre, Placido Polanco, Manny Ramirez, Mariano Rivera, Scott Rolen, Curt Schilling, Gary Sheffield, Sammy Sosa, Miguel Tejada, Omar Vizquel, Billy Wagner, Larry Walker, Vernon Wells, Kevin Youkilis, and Michael Young.
Who’s on the ballot? The 2019 @BBWAA #HOF ballot features 20 new candidates and 15 returnees. Results of the vote will be announced Jan. 22. Induction Sunday is July 21. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum) https://t.co/tzPDaUslLe pic.twitter.com/b8OwKznTgQ
— Baseball Hall ⚾ (@baseballhall) November 19, 2018