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Jones, Thome head Hall of Fame ballot

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(TSX / STATS) -- Third baseman Chipper Jones and designated hitter Jim Thome are among the 19 newcomers on the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot, the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced Monday.

The ballot is being mailed this week to more than 425 voting members of the BBWAA. The results of the voting will be announced on Jan. 24.

Infielder Omar Vizquel and pitchers Jamie Moyer and Johan Santana also are new candidates who will join 14 holdovers from the 2017 balloting in which first baseman Jeff Bagwell, outfielder Tim Raines and catcher Ivan Rodriguez were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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