Fans reach to get Andre Dawson's autograph before the Hall of Fame Classic baseball game at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, N.Y. last June.
Chicago White Sox Tim Raines heads to first with a lead off single against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning in Chicago , May 22, 1993. Raines was reinstated after being on the disabled list since rupturing a ligament in his right thumb on April 9. (AP Photo/John Swart)
** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, MARCH 19-20 - FILE - ** This Sept. 27, 1998, file photo shows St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire smiling as he rounds the bases after hitting his 70th home run of the season in the seventh inning against Montreal Expos pitcher Carl Pavano, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The steroids-era whipping boy is undiminished among those who appreciate his historic season more than a dozen years ago. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
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We asked our baseball writers and columnists who cast Baseball Writers' Association of America ballots for the National Baseball Hall of Fame to share their votes and explain their rationale and difference of opinion they have with other votes. BBWAA ballots must be turned in by Dec. 31 and the results are expected to be announced on Jan. 9.