The following players are on the ballot for induction into the Hall of Fame on January 12, 2010.
Eligibility: 5 years after they retire and then 15 years until they are dropped off the ballot.
Voting: About 300 members of the press with 15 or more years of experience get to vote. Players that receive more than 75% of votes make it in.
Players that were on the ballot from before:
|Kato, Hideji||Hankyu, Hiroshima, Kintetsu, Yomiuri, Nankai|
|Higashio, Osamu||Nishitetsu, Taiheiyo, Crown Lighter, Seibu|
|Tao, Yasushi||Chunichi, Seibu, Hanshin|
|Wells, Greg "Boomer"||Orix, Daiei|
|Ohshima, Yasunori||Chunichi, Nippon Ham|
|Okada, Akinobu||Hanshin, Orix|
|Ochiai, Hiromitsu||Lotte, Chunichi, Yomiuri, Nippon Ham|
|Akiyama, Koji||Seibu, Daiei|
|Kato, Hajime||Nishitetsu, Taiheiyo, Yomiuri|
|Takahashi, Yoshihiko||Hiroshima, Lotte, Hanshin|
|Mayumi, Akinobu||Taiheiyo, Crown Lighter, Hanshin|
|Watanabe, Hisanobu||Seibu, Yakult|
Players that were added to the ballot this year:
|Kashiwabara, Junichi||Nankai, Nippon Ham, Hanshin|
|Katori, Yoshitaka||Yomiuri, Seibu|
|Komada, Norihiro||Yomiuri, Yokohama|
|Yamamoto, Kazunori||Kintetsu, Nankai, Daiei, Kintetsu|
|Arai, Hiromasa||Nankai, Kintetsu|
Eligibility: 1) coaches, managers, umpires that have been retired for at least 6 months; 2) players that have been retired for at least 21 years.
Voting: About 50 members of the Hall of Fame get to vote. Coaches, managers, umpires, and players that receive more than 75% of votes make it in.
|Minagawa, Mutsuo||'92 Kintetsu Coach|
|Gondo, Hiroshi||'00 Yokohama Manager|
|Eto, Shinichi||'76 Lotte|
|Sotokoba, Yoshiro||'99 Hiroshima Coach|
|Hoshino, Senichi||'03 Hanshin|
|Dobashi, Masayuki||'92 Nippon Ham Manager|
|Tabuchi, Koichi||'03 Hanshin Coach|
|Hiramatsu, Masaji||'84 Taiyo|
|Adachi, Mitsuhiro||'85 Hankyu Coach|
|Shibata, Isao||'84 Yomiuri Coach|