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Baseball Hall of Fame releases jam-packed 2015 ballot

Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, and John Smoltz lead the slate of first-time candidates up for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015. The trio of pitchers are joined by Gary Sheffield, Nomar Garciaparra, and 12 other other newly-eligible players.

With those additions joining all-time greats who missed the cut in 2014 — including steroid-tainted Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds — next year's ballot will be one of the most loaded in recent history. Voters can pick up to 10 names on their ballots, so good luck with that.