Based on the latest ballottracking, the Baseball Hall of Fame’s cla s of 2017 could include as many as five players, which would be only the second five-member cla s in history.To earn a plaque in Cooperstown, former major league players must be retired at least five years and receive votes on at least 75 percent of ballots cast by voting members of the Baseball Writers’ A sociation of America.Here’s what you need to know about the 2017 Hall of Fame announcement and induction ceremony.MORE: SN baseball writer Ryan Fagan explains Sergio Romo Jersey his Hall of Fame ballotWhen will the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame cla s be announced?The announcement on the 2017 cla s will be made Wednesday,Jan. 18. Ballots had to be submitted by Dec. 31, 2016.Where can I watch the 2017 Hall of Fame announcement?The unveiling of the 2017 inductees will be carried live on MLB Network andstreamed live at MLB.com.What time will the 2017 Hall of Fame announcement be made?The https://www.raysedge.com/tampa-bay-rays/corey-dickerson-jersey unveiling of the cla s of 2017 is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 18.Who will be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017?We won’t know for certain until the announcement, but favorites include Astros great Jeff Bagwell, who narrowly mi sed induction in 2016, Former Expos All-Star Tim Raines, who’s in his last year on the writers’ ballot, former Padres closer Trevor Hoffman, who’s in his second year of eligibility, andformer Rangers catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, who’s making his debut on the writers’ ballot.PREDICTIONS: How will the BBWAA vote?Who is on the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot?There are 34 former MLB players on the 2017 ballot:Jeff BagwellTim RainesTrevor HoffmanCurt SchillingRoger ClemensBarry BondsEdgar MartinezMike Mu sinaLee SmithFred McGriffJeff KentLarry WalkerGary SheffieldBilly WagnerSammy SosaIvan RodriguezManny RamirezVladimir GuerreroMike CameronJ.D. DrewJorge PosadaMagglio OrdonezDerrek LeeTim WakefieldEdgar RenteriaMelvin MoraCarlos GuillenCasey BlakeJason VaritekOrlando CabreraPat BurrellFreddy SanchezArthur RhodesMatt StairsWhen isthe 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony?The Hall of Fame cla s of 2017 will be inducted on July 30 in a ceremony https://www.raysedge.com/tampa-bay-rays/carlos-gomez-jersey carried live on MLB Network from the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum inCooperstown, N.Y. Along with whoever the BBWAAselects for induction, Today’s Game Era committee selections John Schuerholz and Bud Selig also will be inducted.