Former Royals outfielder Johnny Damon, and former Cardinals Chris Carpenter, Scott Rolen, Jason Isringhausen and Larry Walker are on the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. The class will be revealed January 24th.
Damon played six of his 18 seasons with the Royals, the longest tenure in his career which included stops in Oakland, Boston, New York, Detroit, Tampa and Cleveland. Damon was a two-time All-Star.
Carpenter went 144-94 over his career with an ERA of 3.76, compiling 95 of those wins with the Cardinals and boasting an ERA of 3.07. He ranks second on the Cardinals’ all-time list with a .683 winning percentage and fourth with 1,085 strikeouts; remains the franchise’s all-time postseason leader in wins (10) and innings pitched (108); surpassed 200 innings in the regular season five different times.
Rolen was the 1997 NL Rookie of the Year; an eight-time Gold Glove Award winner; seven-time All-Star; Silver Slugger Award winner and ranks 15th all-time among MLB third baseman with 316 home runs and 12th with 1,287 RBIs; batted .421 in the 2006 World Series.
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Any candidate for the Hall of Fame must be named on 75 percent of the ballots. Voters have until Dec. 31 to file their paper ballots. The results will be announced on Jan. 24. Inductions are scheduled for July 28-29 in Cooperstown, N.Y.