Cooperstown will be calling these 40 players

We predict which 40 current major leaguers will be enshrined in Cooperstown someday. Story

Updated: January 20, 2009, 11:40 AM ET
By David Schoenfield | Page 2

Back in July 2005, I wrote an article predicting which current major leaguers would someday be Hall of Famers.

I reported that based on historical precedent, 40 active players at any given time eventually will be enshrined in Cooperstown. (Certainly that precedent could change, especially if voters prove reluctant to vote in players from the so-called steroids era.)

While we've spent recent weeks debating the merits of Rickey Henderson, Jim Rice and Andre Dawson, I thought it would ...

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