We just wanted to let you know that the release date for the Hall of Fame has been set and it is scheduled to go live on February 2nd.
Each individual world will have its own Hall of Fame and eligibility will be retroactive for all seasons in every world. Below are some details on how the Hall of Fame works.Eligibility
Eligibility for the Hall of Fame is two fold. There are automatic nominations that the AI processes and these players are automatically eligible to be voted into the Hall of Fame. Users will also get to nominate players that fit the criteria listed below. Users can nominate (limit of up to 2 per season) any player that played on his franchise at any point during his career. A player will be eligible for the Hall of Fame as soon as he retires and fits the specified criteria outlined below. In other words, there is no 5 year waiting period like in real life.
Position Players: 7+ Silver Slugger, 10+ Gold Gloves, 7+ All Star Appearances, 3+ MVPs, 500+ HRs, or 3,000+ Hs
Pitchers: 7+ All Star Appearances, 3+ Fireman of the Year, 3+ Cy Young Awards, 300+ wins, 3000+ Ks, or 500+ SVs
User nominations (regular season stats only)-
Position players: 10+ years of ML experience with 300+ PA per season.
Relief pitchers: 10+ years of ML experience with 45+ G per season.
Starting pitchers: 10+ years of ML experience with 125+ IP per season.
If a player is nominated 5 times and never gets enough votes to be inducted into the Hall of Fame he will no longer be eligible to be nominated.Voting
Once the nomination list is set, all of the users in the world will begin to vote on the nominated players. You may only vote for up to 5 eligible players per season. It takes 17 votes for a player to be inducted. If a player is nominated to be voted into or inducted into the Hall of Fame the franchise that is represented will be the franchise that he played the most games for in his career. Schedule
Nominations begin on the first budget day and last through the cycle in which the Rule 5 draft takes place.
Voting starts on the same cycle as the Rule 5 Draft and lasts until the first day after spring training.
Once the voting period has ended the votes will be tallied and the inductees will be announced via an inbox message and a new World Content piece.
That should cover just about everything at a high level. There is a forum thread
that has been active for a week or so and I encourage you to post any questions you might have in that thread as I will be monitoring it off and on over the next couple of weeks.