January 4, 2005 is when they announce the results of the BBWAA Hall of Fame voting. Here are the names of the twenty-seven players who are on this year’s ballot. (Just as a side note I have also included the number of years they have been on the ballot.) JIM ABBOTT: (1st) BERT BLYLEVEN: (8th) WADE BOGGS: (1st) TOM CANDIOTTI: (1st) DAVE CONCEPCION: (12th) CHILI DAVIS: (1st) ANDRE DAWSON: (4th) STEVE GARVEY: (13th) RICH GOSSAGE: (6th) TOMMY JOHN: (11th) MARK LANGSTON: (1st) DON MATTINGLY: (5th) JACK McDOWELL: (1st) WILLIE MCGEE: (1st) JEFF MONTGOMERY: (1st) JACK MORRIS: (6th) DALE MURPHY: (7th) OTIS NIXON: (1st) DAVE PARKER: (9th) TONY PHILLIPS: (1st) JIM RICE: (11th) RYNE SANDBERG: (3rd) LEE SMITH: (3rd) TERRY STEINBACH: (1st) DARRYL STRAWBERRY: (1st) BRUCE SUTTER: (12th) ALAN TRAMMELL: (4th) Scanning the list I wouldn’t have to think twice about voting for the following: Boggs Gossage Rice Sandberg Smith Some of the others I would have to think about and some are a definite no. Who would you vote for?