By Evan Moore
The upcoming season might be a long one for the city’s two baseball teams,but some former players from those teams might be in line to have their names etched in baseball immortality.
The Baseball Writers of America Association released their ballot for the 2014 Hall of Fame class Tuesday afternoon.
The names on the ballot include former White Sox and Cubs such as Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux, Ray Durham, Moises Alou, Tim Raines, Lee Smith, Rafael Palmeiro, Fred McGriff, Luis Gonzalez and Jacque Jones.
Players must be named on 75 percent of the ballots cast to earn election into the Hall of Fame.
Among others returning to the ballot are first baseman Don Mattingly, pitcher Curt Schilling; shortstop Alan Trammell and 3B-DH Edgar Martinez. Also, former players who are connected to PED’s such as first baseman Mark McGwire, pitcher Eric Gagne and outfielder Barry Bonds are on the list.
The results will be announced Jan. 8, 2014.