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Who’s on next year’s Baseball Hall of Fame ballot?

Ichiro Suzuki and CC Sabathia are the top players set to debut on the 2025 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, with both longtime stars likely to immediately earn enough votes to earn induction.

Suzuki and Sabathia each debuted in 2001, putting together remarkable MLB careers that lasted nearly 20 years. Suzuki racked up 3,089 hits in Major League Baseball after totaling 1,278 in Japan. Sabathia, the 2007 AL Cy Young winner, won 252 games and helped the New York Yankees win the 2009 World Series.

Suzuki and Sabathia join top holdovers Billy Wagner (73.8%), Andruw Jones (61.6%) and Carlos Beltran (57.1%) as candidates for induction in 2025. Wagner, who missed out by just five votes for 2024, will be making his 10th and final appearance on the ballot.

The players who will be eligible for next year’s Baseball Hall of Fame ballot retired after the 2019 season:

2025 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

CC Sabathia (62.3 WAR): 251 wins, 2007 AL Cy Young, six-time All-StarIchiro Suzuki (60 WAR): 3,089 hits, 2001 AL MVP, 10-time All-StarIan Kinsler (54.1 WAR): Four-time All-Star second basemanDustin Pedroia (51.9 WAR): 2008 AL MVP, four-time All-StarFélix Hernández (49.7 WAR): 2010 AL Cy Young, six-time All-StarCurtis Granderson (47.2 WAR): Three-time All-Star outfielder, 344 home runs, 153 stealsTroy Tulowitzki (44.5 WAR): Five-time All-Star shortstopBen Zobrist (44.5 WAR): Three-time All-Star utilityman, 2016 World Series MVPRussell Martin (38.8 WAR): Four-time All-Star catcherHanley Ramirez (38 WAR): Three-time All-Star infielder, 271 HR, 281 stealsAdam Jones (32.6 WAR): Five-time All-Star outfielder, four Gold GlovesBrian McCann (32 WAR): Seven-time All-Star catcherReturning from 2024: Billy Wagner, Andruw Jones, Carlos Beltran, Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, Chase Utley, Omar Vizquel, Bobby Abreu, Jimmy Rollins, Andy Pettitte, Mark Buehrle, Francisco Rodriguez, Torii Hunter, David Wright

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This post appeared first on USA TODAY

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