Former Dodgers Steve Garvey & Tommy John Among 10 Members Included On 2020 Modern Era Baseball Hall Of Fame Ballot
Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John
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Former Los Angeles Dodgers Steve Garvey and Tommy John are among the 10 members included on the 2020 Modern Era Baseball Hall Of Fame ballot. They’re accompanied by Dwight Evans, Don Mattingly, Marvin Miller, Thurman Munson, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons and Lou Whitaker.

All candidates except Evans, Munson and Whitaker were on the 2017 ballot as well. The nominees will be reviewed by a 16-person committee and voted upon Dec. 8 at the MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego.

Should any earn election into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, an inducted ceremony at Cooperstown will be held July 26, 2020, along with any electees who emerge from the 2020 Baseball Writers’ Association of America election, which will be announced Jan. 21, 2020.

The Modern Baseball Era is one of four Era Committees, each of which provide an avenue for Hall of Fame consideration to managers, umpires and executives, as well as players retired for more than 15 seasons.

Garvey had been featured on the traditional Hall of Fame ballot for 15 years, receiving a personal-best 42.6% of the vote in 1995. Players require 75% of the vote in order to be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Garvey was eventually removed from the ballot, but players in his position are granted another opportunity at enshrinement via the Modern Era ballot. He was included on such in 2017, but again fell short of the necessary votes.

Garvey played 14 of his 19 seasons with the Dodgers. He ranks among the all-time Los Angeles franchise leaders in hits (1,968; second), doubles (333; first), home runs (211; third), RBI (992; first) and games played (1,727; third).

Garvey was named MVP of the 1978 NL Championship Series and received recognition for his work in the community as the 1981 winner of the Roberto Clemente Award. He additionally holds the NL record with 1,207 consecutive games played. Garvey was inducted into the inaugural Legends of Dodger Baseball class this season.

John spent 26 seasons in the Majors, pitching for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Dodgers, New York Yankees, California Angels and Oakland Athletics. He finished a lifetime 288-231 with a 3.34 ERA, and included in that was an 87-42 record and 2.97 ERA in 182 games (174 starts) over six seasons with the Dodgers.

John’s 700 career starts rank eighth all-time and his 4,710.1 innings pitched are 20th. In addition to his success on the field, the left-hander is of course known for undergoing what is now deemed Tommy John surgery. John pitched 14 more years after the operation.

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