Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Schilling, Clemens, Wells HOF Ballot 1st-Timers

A total of eight players with Red Sox connections will appear on the 2013 Hall Of Fame ballot—six for the first time. Leading the pack of first-timers are: World Series hero Curt Schilling, alleged PED-tainted Roger Clemens, and free-spirit David Wells. Other Boston-affiliated players include former Red Sox prospect Jeff Bagwell (who garnered 56% support last year), and former Sox closer Lee Smith (who picked up 50.6% support in 2012). Also appearing on the ballot (released today by the Baseball Writers' Association of America) were: former Sox second-baseman Todd Walker, former reliever Mike Stanton, and former starter Aaron Sele.