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Baseball Hall of Fame
Eligibility Requirements & Nomination Process

For a player to be eligible to be inducted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, he or she must meet the following requirements:

  • Play in 10 Major League Championship seasons in which some part must have been within the time period twenty years before and five years prior to the year of the election.
  • Though connection to baseball is allowed, player must cease being an active player five calendar year prior to election.
  • Any player on baseball's ineligible list will not be eligible for election.

Active and honorary members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America with 10 years of active baseball writing experience are eligible to vote. Those voting can choose anywhere from zero up to 10 nominees to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Those nominees receiving votes on 75 percent of the ballots will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

More detailed information on the eligibility requirements and nomination process can be found on the official website of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.