The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum has announced that five former Reds players will appear on the Modern Player Ballot presented by Clark Schaefer Hackett for induction into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2014.
The Modern Player Candidates are:
- Jeff Brantley, P (1994 - 1997)
- John Franco, P (1984 - 1989)
- Danny Graves, P (1997 - 2005)
- Ken Griffey, Jr., OF (2000 - 2008)
- Reggie Sanders, OF (1991 - 1998)
To be eligible for consideration, players have to meet the following requirements:
- Appeared in at least three seasons with the Reds
- Played within the last 13 seasons in a Major League game
- Be in at least their third year since last appearing in a Major League game
The five players were nominated by the Hall of Fame's Election Governance Committee.
Fans may cast ballots August 1-31 online at www.RedsMuseum.org or at ballot boxes located at:
- Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
- Over 20 locations at Great American Ball Park
- Reds Hall of Fame Grille at Kings Island
- Local establishments (see redsmuseum.org for full list)
The Modern Player inductee will be selected by votes from fans, media and alumni and will be honored as part of the Reds Hall of Fame's Class of 2014.
The Modern Player ballot is presented by Clark Schaefer Hackett, the official accounting firm of the Reds Hall of Fame Induction Ballot.
"We are pleased to have the fans continue to play a significant role in determining the next Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer," said Rick Walls, Reds Hall of Fame Executive Director. "We look forward to honoring one of these five worthy candidates next year with Induction at the ballpark and at the prestigious Induction Gala."
Complete voting rules and procedures may be found at www.RedsMuseum.org.
The Reds Hall of Fame Veterans Committee will consider eligible candidates from before 2001 as part of the Veterans Ballot. Together, the Modern Player Ballot and Veterans Ballot results will comprise the 2014 Induction Class 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, 81 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.