6 on Reds’ HOF election ballot

Published 12:12 am Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Rob Butcher
Cincinnati Reds’ VP Media Relations

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum has announced the six former Reds players appearing on the 2018 Modern Player Ballot presented by Clark Schaefer Hackett, the official accounting firm of the Reds Hall of Fame Ballot.
The Modern Player candidates for 2018 are:
• Aaron Boone, 3B (1997–2003)
• Adam Dunn, OF (2001–2008)
• John Franco, P (1984–1989)
• Danny Graves, P (1997–2005)
• Scott Rolen, 3B (2009–2012)
• Reggie Sanders, OF (1991–1998)
Fans may cast ballots online at RedsMuseum.org through September 30. There is a limit of one vote per person/email address per day.
Only one Modern Player will be selected for induction as part of the Reds Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018. The votes from the fans will be combined with ballots from select members of the media and Reds alumni to determine the inductee.
The six players were nominated by the Hall of Fame’s Election Governance Committee.
“We look forward to honoring one of these six worthy candidates next year with induction ceremonies at Great American Ball Park and at the Induction Gala,” said Rick Walls, executive director of the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. “And we are thrilled to have the fans continue to play a significant role in determining the next inductee into the Hall of Fame.”
To be eligible for consideration on the Modern Player Ballot, players have to meet the following requirements:
• Appeared in at least three seasons with the Reds
• Played in a Major League game within the last 13 seasons
• Be in at least their third year since appearing in a Major League game
Complete voting rules and procedures may be found at RedsMuseum.org along with biographies of each candidate.
In addition to the Modern Player Ballot, the Reds Hall of Fame Veterans Committee will consider candidates for induction whose playing careers ended more than 13 years ago along with managers and executives.
Together, the Modern Player Ballot and Veterans Ballot results will comprise the Induction Class of 2018, to be announced later this year.
About the Reds Hall of Fame:
Established in 1958, The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame is the oldest continually operating team Hall of Fame in all of baseball.
Since its inception, 86 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction. Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum at Great American Ball Park is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day.
The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum features 15,000 square feet of historical, interactive and educational exhibits, highlighting the rich and storied tradition of the Cincinnati Reds.

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