HOF reduces ballot eligibility to 10 years

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Updated: 7/26/2014 4:58 pm

Cooperstown, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Recently retired players will remain on the ballot for induction for 10 years, not 15, under a rule change announced by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday.

The Hall's board of directors announced the change on the eve of the induction of this year's class, which includes players Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox.

It marked the first change to the Hall of Fame voting process since 1991. The rule will take effect in 2015 for all eligible players except Don Mattingly, Alan Trammell and Lee Smith, who were grandfathered in.

Candidates must be picked on a minimum of five percent of the ballots in order to remain eligible. Those who fail to hit that mark remain eligible in the Era Committee system.


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