Beltrán, Lackey and Jhonny Peralta among new Hall of Fame candidates

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    The Puerto Rican; o Carlos Beltrán, then manager of the Mets, smiles as he is introduced on November 4, 2019.

Carlos Beltrán, John Lackey and Jered Weaver are among 14 new names on the Hall of Fame ballot in what could be a question about the effect of the Astros' cheating scandal. Houston in the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) vote.

R.A. Dickey, Huston Street, Francisco Rodriguez, Bronson Arroyo and Matt Cain are also on the ballot, along with Jacoby Ellsbury, Jayson Werth, Mike Napoli, J.J. Hardy, Jhonny Peralta and Andre Ethier, reported Monday to the Hall of Fame and the BBWAA.

Candidates who have appeared on previous ballots include Scott Rolen, Todd Helton, and Billy Wagner. Rolen received 249 of 394 votes last year (63.2%), when Dominican David Ortiz was elected with 307 votes (77.9%), 11 more than the required 75%.

Helton stood still. in 205 votes (52%) and Wagner in 201 (51%).

Voters snubbed several stars whose careers were scarred by steroids and other scandals.

Barry Bonds (260 votes, 66%), Roger Clemens (257, 65.2%) and Curt Schilling (231, 58.6%) were removed from the ballot, a year after turning 10 appearances. Instead, they will appear on the committee list. The Contemporary Era Baseball Team, which meets December 4 in San Diego, ahead of the Major League Baseball winter meetings.

Others remaining on the BBWAA ballot include Andruw Jones (163 votes or 41.1% last year), Gary Sheffield (160, 40.6%), Alex Rodriguez (135, 34.3% ), Jeff Kent (129, 32.7%), Manny Ramírez (114, 28.9%), Omar Vizquel (94, 23.9%), Andy Pettitte (42, 10.7%), Jimmy Rollins (37, 9.4%), Bobby Abreu (34, 8.6%), Mark Buehrle (23, 5.8%), and Torii Hunter (21, 5.3%).

Kent , who received the highest percentage of support from him last year, appear & aaacute; He was on the BBWAA ballot for the tenth and final time.

BBWAA members with 10 or more consecutive years of membership in the organization may vote. Ballots must be mailed no later than December 31, and results will be announced on January 24.

Any chosen player will enter the field. at the Cooperstown compound on June 23, along with those voted on by the committee. of the contemporary era.

Puerto Rican Beltrán, a nine-time All-Star, had a .279 batting average, with 435 home runs, 1,587 RBIs and 312 steals for Kansas City, Houston, the New York Mets, San Francisco, St. Louis, the Yankees and Texas.

On November 1, 2019, he was hired as manager of the Mets, who fired him on January 16 without having coached a single game, three days after he was the only Astros player mentioned for his His name was in a Major League Baseball report on the misuse of electronics to steal signs during Houston's winning season. the 2017 World Series.

Alex Rodríguez, a three-time MVP and 14-time All-Star, had a total of 2017 wins. 696 home runs. He was suspended during the 2014 season for violating Major League Baseball's anti-drug policy and collective bargaining agreement.

Meanwhile, Ortiz's name appeared on a list of players who tested positive during he underwent a drug test in 2003.

Lackey won a drug test in 2003. He played Game 7 of the 2002 World Series for the Anaheim Angels as a rookie. He conquered He also made the Fall Classic in 2013 with the Boston Red Sox and in 2016 with the Chicago Cubs.

He went 188-147 with a 3 ERA. .92 in 15 seasons, going 8-6 with a 3.44 ERA in the playoffs.

A three-time All-Star, Weaver was the 19-year-old. a 150-98 record with a 3.63 ERA.

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