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2017 Hall of Fame Class to be announced today

Here’s when and how to watch.

Ivan Rodriguez walks off field Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

The 2017 Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Class will be announced today at 6 p.m.

There are 19 players on this year’s ballot, including four first-timers, two last-timers, and three former Marlins.

Former Marlins catcher Ivan Rodriguez is on the ballot for the first time along with other first-timers Jorge Posada, Vlad Guerrero, and Manny Ramirez.

Rodriguez only spent one season with the Marlins in which he hit .297 with 16 home runs and earned himself a World Series ring in 2003.

Another former Marlin on the ballot is outfielder Tim Raines, who, along with relief pitcher Lee Smith, is on the ballot for the final time.

Raines spent his final season in the big leagues with the Marlins in 2002 at age 42. He posted a .351 on-base percentage.

The third former Marlin is Gary Sheffield, who is spending his third year on the ballot. Sheffield spent about five seasons in Florida from 1993 to 1998. His best year was 1996 when he hit posted a .465 OBP and 1.090 OPS and hit 42 bombs.

If you want to find out if the former Marlins will be elected into the Hall of Fame tonight, here’s how you can.

When: 6:00 p.m. tonight (coverage starts at 3:00)

How to Watch: TV - MLB Network, Online -