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2013 MLB Hall of Fame ballots include Jeff Conine, 3 other Royals

Roberto Hernandez, Rondell White and Reggie Sanders join Conine on the ballot of 37 former MLB players.

Eliot J. Schechter

The 2013 Major League Baseball Hall of Fame ballot has been released and it features 37 total players vying for the esteemed honor of making their place known in Cooperstown, New York. Four former Royals are on the ballot and hope for their share of history.

Relief pitcher Roberto Hernandez, first baseman Jeff Conine, and outfielders Rondell White and Reggie Sanders are among the candidates for this season, but each player will likely not make the cut given the loaded roster and the fact that they're all fringe players in the places they occupy.

All four are first-time ballot entries and it will be interesting to see how things play out. Candidates must be on 75 percent of the ballots in order to make it, and the four former Royals join 23 others in trying to make the cut for the first time. Thirteen holdovers are also on the list including Don Mattingly, Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro.

Find out full info on all 37 candidates at the BBWAA website.