The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced the Modern Baseball Era ballot, which is comprised of nine former players and one executive, and will be reviewed and voted upon Dec. 10 at the annual Winter Meetings.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are represented on the ballot by Steve Garvey and Tommy John, and to a lesser extent, Don Mattingly. Also nominated are Marvin Miller, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons, Luis Tiant and Alan Trammell. All candidates except for Miller are living.
Over parts of 14 seasons with the Dodgers, Garvey batted .301/.337/.459 with 333 doubles, 35 triples, 211 home runs and 992 RBI in 1,727 games. He then spent five seasons with the San Diego Padres.
Garvey was a 10-time All-Star, with all but two selections coming while playing for the Dodgers. He appeared on the Baseball Writers Association of America ballot from 1993-2007.
Of John’s 26 seasons in the Majors, six were spent with the Dodgers. Over that span he went 87-42 with a 2.97 ERA. For his career, John was 288-231 with a 3.34 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 4,710.1 innings pitched across 760 games (700 starts).
His career starts rank eighth all-time list and his innings pitched are 20th. The four-time All-Star is also renowned for undergoing surgery, performed by Dr. Frank Jobe, to repair a ligament in his pitching elbow, aptly named Tommy John surgery.
He returned from the procedure in 1976 and complete 14 seasons, winning 20 or more games in three of those years.
Garvey and John were previously included on the Modern Baseball Era ballot in 2014, but neither received the necessary 12 votes for induction into the Hall of Fame.
Any candidate who receives votes on 75 percent of the ballots cast by the 16-member Modern Baseball Era Committee will earn election to Cooperstown. Electees, including those from the 2018 BWAA ballot, will be announced Jan. 24, 2018.
Enshrinement at Cooperstown is set for Sunday, July 29, 2018. The Modern Baseball Era is one of four Era Committees, which each provide an avenue for Hall of Fame consideration to managers, umpires and executives, as well as players retired for more than 15 seasons.
For the 2017 induction class, Manny Ramirez was among six former Dodgers who fell short of being enshrined.