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Former Red named to Modern Era Baseball ballot for Hall of Fame consideration

Dave Parker is introduced during a ceremony honoring members of the Reds Hall of Fame after the Reds played the Marlins on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Great American Ball Park.
Dave Parker is introduced during a ceremony honoring members of the Reds Hall of Fame after the Reds played the Marlins on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Great American Ball Park.

Credit: David Jablonski

Credit: David Jablonski

Results will be announced Dec. 8

Former Cincinnati Reds outfielder Dave Parker was one of 10 players named to the Modern Baseball Era ballot on Monday and will be considered for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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The other candidates are:  Dwight Evans, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Marvin Miller, Thurman Munson, Dale Murphy, Ted Simmons and Lou Whitaker.

The ballot will be voted on Dec. 8 at the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego. Results will be announced at 8 p.m. that night on the MLB Network.

According to the Hall of Fame, “Any candidate who receives votes on 75 percent of the ballots cast by the 16-member Modern Baseball Era Committee will earn election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and will be inducted in Cooperstown on July 26, 2020, along with any electees who emerge from the 2020 Baseball Writers’ Association of America election, to be announced on Jan. 21, 2020. The Modern Baseball Era is one of four Era Committees, each of which provide an avenue for Hall of Fame consideration to managers, umpires and executives, as well as players retired for more than 15 seasons.”

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Parker, now 68, played for the Reds from 1984-87. He hit 107 of his 339 career home runs with the Reds.