Alomar on Hall of Fame ballot again

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The list of those eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011 was announced on Monday.

There are 19 newcomers to the batch, in addition to the 14 holdovers from last season's ballot.

Players given a fresh start in the process were Juan Gonzalez, Jeff Bagwell, Larry Walker, Benito Santiago, Rafael Palmeiro, Kevin Brown, John Franco, Al Leiter, Kirk Rueter, Tino Martinez, John Olerud, Carlos Baerga, Bret Boone, Bobby Higginson, Marquis Grissom, Charles Johnson and B.J. Surhoff.

On the ballot once again are Roberto Alomar, Harold Baines, Bert Blyleven, Barry Larkin, Edgar Martinez, Don Mattingly, Fred McGriff, Mark McGwire, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Tim Raines, Lee Smith and Alan Trammell.

Candidates must reach 75 percent of all ballots cast to be considered for enshrinement.

Longtime outfielder Andre Dawson was the lone Hall selection in 2010, after garnering 77.9 percent of votes (420-of-539). Blyleven and Alomar missed selection by less than 10 votes.


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