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Each offseason in baseball, many fans look forward to the newest class of Baseball Hall of Famers.
The announcement comes every January as a new class gets set to be inducted into Cooperstown.
This year, the Hall of Fame will welcome three more former players.
Adrian Beltre, Joe Mauer, and Todd Helton are the newest Hall of Famers.
Once a player retires from baseball, they must wait five years before they can be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The list of new players on the 2025 ballot is highlighted by one of the greatest hitters of all time.
Ichiro Suzuki will be on the ballot for the first time and he should be a lock to make the Hall of Fame next year.
He is one of 33 players with 3,000 career hits.
Also, he achieved greatness by starting his career at age 27.
But, what players will join Suzuki in the 2025 class?
FOX Sports: MLB sent out a list of players that will be first-year eligible on the 2025 ballot.
Other than Ichiro, CC Sabathia, Felix Hernandez, and Curtis Granderson will be among those making their first appearance on the ballot.
Here is a list of players who are eligible for Hall of Fame voting in 2025
Who’s getting in? pic.twitter.com/iiYuT9cl3g
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) January 24, 2024
Ichiro looks to be the only lock on this list.
But, Sabathia also has a strong case for the Hall.
He has 251 career wins, won a Cy Young, World Series, and was named an All-Star six times.
However, it may take a few years before he gets the call.
It will be interesting to see which players who are currently on the ballot get in.
One player to keep an eye on is Billy Wagner.
He missed the Hall by five votes this year.
Seeing him as a part of the 2025 class should not surprise anyone.
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