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Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the Hall of Fame.

Three Cardinals - pitchers Chris Carpenter and Jason Isringhausen and third baseman Scott Rolen - are on the 33-man ballot for baseball's Hall of Fame. Trevor Hoffman fell five votes short of 75 percent previous year and should be in prime position to make it this time.

Damon and Huff each played one season for the Tigers in their careers.

Roy Halladay will not appear on the ballot for another year. The retired pitcher died November 7 when the plane he was piloting crashed off Florida. Halladay had been set to be eligible in the ballot sent to voters in late 2018. Ballots are due December 31 and results will be announced January 24.

He retired in 2013 and would likely make his first appearance on the 2019 ballot even if he did not die.

Slugger Manny Ramirez, who spent half the season in 2012 in the A's minor league system while attempting a comeback, got 23.8 percent of the vote previous year.

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected past year, when Hoffman drew 74 percent.

Players remain on the ballot for up to 10 years, provided they receive at least 5 percent of the vote annually. Edgar Martinez, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mike Mussina, and Curt Schilling are among the other notable holdovers.

Since a change in eligibility requirements eliminated some older voters, Clemens and Bonds received a majority of the vote for the first time previous year, the fifth appearance on the ballot for each.

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