Newsday's Anthony Rieber cast his ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2016. While writers can vote for up to 10 players, Rieber voted for eight. Here are the names he submitted.
Barry Bonds, the all-time home run king, played 22 years for the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. He has 762 career home runs but has been linked to performance-enhancing drugs in the past.
Roger Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner and two-time World Series champion, racked up 4,672 strikeouts -- third-most in MLB history -- and won 354 games. However, he has been linked to performance-enhancing drugs in the past.
KEN GRIFFEY JR.
Ken Griffey Jr., a 13-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove winner, played 22 seasons with the Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox. "The Kid" ranks sixth all-time in home runs with 630, and if it weren't for several injury-plagued seasons, he could be higher on the list.
Trevor Hoffman ranks second all-time behind only Mariano Rivera with 601 saves. He had a 2.87 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 18 seasons with the Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers.
Jeff Kent played 17 years for the Giants, Mets, Dodgers, Astros, Indians and Blue Jays. He had a .290 average, .356 on-base percentage, 377 home runs and 1,518 RBIs.
Mike Mussina, a seven-time Gold Glove winner, is as well-known for his slick fielding ability as his durability. Splitting time between the Baltimore Orioles and Yankees, Mussina racked up at least 200 innings in 11 of his 18 seasons. "Moose" finished his career with a 3.68 ERA, 270 wins and 2,813 strikeouts.
Mike Piazza holds the record for most home runs by a catcher (396). However, the former Dodgers, Marlins, Mets, Padres and A's backstop has faced suspicion about whether or not he used PEDs during his career.
Curt Schilling was a three-time World Series champion, pitching 20 seasons with the Phillies, Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Orioles and Astros. He had a career postseason record of 11-2, and his .846 postseason winning percentage is a major-league record for pitchers with at least 10 decisions.