BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
Will be announced Wednesday at 11 a.m. PST at www.baseballhall.org. The announcement will be televised live on MLB Network, with Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson delivering the result. ... A live video stream of the announcement will be a carried at baseballhall.org and MLB.com. ... Some writers' ballots will be available online at bbwaa.com.
Notable first-timers on ballot
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza, Craig Biggio, Sammy Sosa, Curt Schilling, Kenny Lofton
Dale Murphy (15th and final year on ballot), Jack Morris (14th), Alan Trammell (12th), Lee Smith (11th), Mark McGwire (seventh), Tim Raines (sixth), Edgar Martinez (fourth), Jeff Bagwell (third)
The Baseball Writers' Association of America consists of more than 600 individuals who have covered major league baseball and its teams for 10 or more years for daily newsgathering organizations.
Who gets in
All candidates who receive votes on at least 75 percent of ballots cast will earn election to Cooperstown and be inducted July 28.
Umpire Hank O'Day, Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and 19th-century player Deacon White were elected by the Pre-Integration Committee in December. Ford C. Frick Award winner Tom Cheek (broadcaster) and 2013 Spink Award winner Paul Hagen (sportswriter) also will be honored during this year's induction.
July 28 in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Source: Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum