Bernie Williams, Bill Mueller top ballot
NEW YORK -- Former AL batting champions Bernie Williams and Bill Mueller are among 13 newcomers on baseball's 2012 Hall of Fame ballot, joining top holdovers Barry Larkin, Jack Morris, Lee Smith and Jeff Bagwell.
Following the election of Robert Alomar and Bert Blyleven last year, a relatively weak field of first-timers could give renewed hope to Larkin and Morris.
Twenty-seven players are on this year's Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot, including 14 holdovers. ...
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