Newsday's Bob Herzog cast his ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2016. Here are the 10 names he submitted.
Jeff Bagwell spent his entire 15-year career with the Houston Astros. The first baseman had a .297 average, a .408 on-base percentage, 449 home runs and 1,529 RBIs in 2,150 career games.
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.
Edgar Martinez was the transcendent DH, a spot in the lineup that began as something of a dumping ground for aging, injured or defensively challenged players. Martinez was born for the role and was a DH in 68 percent of his appearances. He spent his entire 18-year career with the Seattle Mariners and was a seven-time All-Star. Martinez hit .312 with 309 home runs, 1,261 RBI and 1,219 runs in 2,055 MLB games.
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.
Tim Raines played left field for six different teams during his 23-year career, including 13 years for the Montreal Expos. He stole 70 or more bases six straight seasons and won the 1986 NL batting title with a .338 average.
Despite never leading the majors in saves in a given season, Billy Wagner ranks fifth all-time with 422 saves. The closer had a 2.73 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in 16 seasons with the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Mets, Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves.