Baseball Hall of Fame quiz, worthy of any candidate

This is the moment baseball fans have been waiting for, when the Hall of Fame announces whether two of the greatest players in the game’s history – Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens – will be ushered in during their first year of eligibility or some time in the foreseeable future.  Whether voters will give them and other candidates (notably Sammy Sosa) the benefit of the doubt or a cold shoulder, as they have to admitted steroid-using slugger Mark McGwire in recent years, will be signaled by the 2013 results.  Election requires being listed on 75 percent of the ballots cast. Regardless of the outcome, Cooperstown, N.Y., will forever represent the destination of choice for all the game’s greats. Here’s a 20-question quiz to test your knowledge of the famous shrine.

By , Staff writer

1. Who is primarily responsible for choosing the Hall of Famers?

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America assumes primary responsibility for selecting Hall of Famers. In 2012, the electorate consisted of 573 voters with at least 10 years of membership in the BBWA. Special committees are assigned to select managers, umpires, executives and long-retired players.

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America assumes primary responsibility for selecting Hall of Famers. In 2012, the electorate consisted of 573 voters with at least 10 years of membership in the BBWA. Special committees are assigned to select managers, umpires, executives and long-retired players.

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America assumes primary responsibility for selecting Hall of Famers. In 2012, the electorate consisted of 573 voters with at least 10 years of membership in the BBWA. Special committees are assigned to select managers, umpires, executives and long-retired players.

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America assumes primary responsibility for selecting Hall of Famers. In 2012, the electorate consisted of 573 voters with at least 10 years of membership in the BBWA. Special committees are assigned to select managers, umpires, executives and long-retired players.

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A committee of former managers and players

 

Members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America

 

Current living Hall of Famers

 

Fans

 
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