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Juan Pierre, Ted Lilly, Freddy Garcia and Jon Garland among first-timers on Hall of Fame ballot

The Cubs and White Sox will be well-represented on the 2019 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot released Monday.

Outfielder Juan Pierre, who spent three of his 14 seasons with the Cubs (2006) and Sox (2010-11), is among 20 first-time candidates. Others with Chicago ties are Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly (2007-10), Sox pitchers Jon Garland (2000-07) and Freddy Garcia (2004-06, 2009-10) and Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis (2012).

The list of first-time candidates is headed by all-time saves leader Mariano Rivera, two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay, former batting champions Todd Helton and Michael Young and Andy Pettitte, who holds postseason records for innings pitched (276 2/3) and games started (44).

To gain election, candidates must be named on 75 percent of ballots cast by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America with at least 10 consecutive years of major-league baseball coverage. To remain on the ballot the following year, candidates must be named on 5 percent of ballots.

Edgar Martinez, who fell 20 votes short of election last year, is on the ballot for the 10th and final time. Others who fell short last year are pitchers Mike Mussina (63.5 percent), Roger Clemens (57.3) and Curt Schilling (51.2) and outfielder Barry Bonds (56.4).

First baseman Fred McGriff, who played for the Cubs (2001-02) during a 19-year career, is on the ballot for the last time.

Former Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa, who was named on 7.8 percent of ballots last winter, is on the ballot for the seventh time.

Results will be announced Jan. 22.

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