Bernie Williams is offi­cial­ly eli­gi­ble for Hall of Fame (HOF) vot­ing.  The 44 year old for­mer Yan­kee, who helped win four World Series Cham­pi­onships for the Yan­kees dur­ing a  16 year career that end­ed in 2006,  is among 13 new play­ers on the 2012 Hall of Fame bal­lot.  Williams  a five-time  All-Star for the Yan­kees  fairs to be a  long shot to become the 44th mem­ber of Yan­kee play­ers  induct­ed into the Hall.  There are a total of 27 new names on the bal­lot includ­ing 14 from last year. Play­ers are eli­gi­ble to appear on the bal­lot for 15 years.  The results from this years bal­lot­ing will be announced Jan­u­ary 9.