2014 Hall ballot offers slight reprieve

Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas & Tom Glavine will be among next year's first-timers

Originally Published: January 10, 2013
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

The candidates are coming in waves now, six of them in 2013, five coming up in 2014, and more to follow. There are Hall of Fame-caliber players everywhere you look. When the next ballot arrives in December, there will be at least 20 players with legitimate credentials for Cooperstown, and only a maximum of 10 spots on the ballot, which creates even more problems. It's a confounding combination: many candidates, many issues.

Thankfully, the best of the next wave, the first-timers on the ...

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