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Five former Orioles are on 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot
Five former Orioles are on 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

The 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot was announced Monday, and five of the 34 candidates are former Orioles who were holdovers from last year. The ballot includes 17 newcomers, headlined by likely first-ballot entrants Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, a trio that combined to win nine Cy Young Awards. Other notable first-time candidates are Gary Sheffield, Carlos Delgado, Nomar Garciaparra and Troy Percival. Former Orioles Mike Mussina, Curt Schilling, Sammy Sosa, Tim Raines and Lee Smith are on the ballot again this year. Former Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro fell off the ballot after he did not receive the mandatory five percent of the vote required...

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