The Baseball Writers' Association of America will announce the 2014 MLB Hall of Fame class on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET, as this year's class of candidates will look to join managers Joe Torre, Tony LaRussa and Bobby Cox (who were all veterans committee choices) in earning enshrinement.
A total of 19 newcomers join 17 holdovers from last year's ballot to make up this year's candidates. A player has 15 years of eligibility to earn 75 percent of all the writers' votes. For long-time Detroit Tigers pitcher Jack Morris, this is his last shot.
After no one earned induction last year, we could see a number of players join the all-time greats inducted at the July 27th ceremony in Cooperstown. However, the performance-enhancing drug cloud of suspicion will continue to affect all-time greats of the sport like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens while stars like Mike Piazza and Jeff Bagwell suffer due to rumors as well.
Here is a complete rundown of the 2014 candidates, as well as my final predictions for how the voting will shake out and who will wind up making up the 2014 MLB Hall of Fame class.
*Vote total predictions based on 569 possible ballots, the number cast last season, though more are possible.