Six Legion alumni on Hall of Fame ballot
Six of the 22 candidates on the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot are former American Legion Baseball players. Election results for the 2014 induction into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., will be announced at 2 p.m. (EST) on Jan. 8 on www.mlb.com .
The six former Legion Baseball players are:
Roger Clemens. A 1988 Legion Baseball Gradute of the Year recipient, Clemens played baseball for the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and the Houston Astros.
Jeff Kent. Kent spent 17 years of his MLB career as a second baseman for four reputable teams – the New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also served as a sports commentator from 2009-2011 for The American Legion Baseball World Series.
Greg Maddux. A 1994 Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year recipient, Maddux is a former pitcher for the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves.
Don Mattingly. A 1987 Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year recipient, Mattingly is currently the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He spent his 14-year playing career with the New York Yankees.
Fred McGriff. McGriff made his MLB debut in 1986 with the Toronto Blue Jays and went on to play for the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Alan Trammell. A 1989 Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year recipient, Trammell played his 19-year playing career for the Detroit Tigers.
Visit Baseball Writers' Association of America here to learn more about the nominated 22 candidates.