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Former Royals Carlos Beltrán and James Shields on the Hall of Fame Ballot

Former Royals Carlos Beltrán and James Shields on the Hall of Fame Ballot

Key points:

  • Former Royals Carlos Beltrán and James Shields are on the Hall of Fame ballot for the second time and first time respectively.
  • Carlos Beltrán had an impressive 20-year career with the Royals, winning Rookie of the Year and showcasing his power and speed.
  • James Shields played a crucial role in leading the Royals to the playoffs in 2014 before continuing his career with other teams.

Former Royals Carlos Beltrán and James Shields, along with José Bautista, are among the 26 players on this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. Beltrán, who received 46.5% of the vote last year, had a remarkable 20-year career, showcasing power and speed with 435 home runs and 312 steals. Shields, known for his stint with the Royals and leading them to the playoffs in 2014, pitched 13 seasons in the major leagues. The ballot also includes 13 players from last year and newcomers Adrian Beltre, Joe Mauer, and Chase Utley. Bautista, who briefly played for the Royals, is on the ballot for the first time.

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