Hall of Famers lead Dodgers Franchise Four vote

Koufax, Robinson, Snider, Drysdale are top four in fan balloting

Hall of Famers lead Dodgers Franchise Four vote

Sandy Koufax is the early leader in Dodgers voting for the Franchise Four campaign, which allows fans to elect the four most impactful players who best represent the history of each Major League franchise out of eight choices from its lineage.

The Dodgers are one of only seven franchises to have four Hall of Famers representing them in their respective Franchise Fours. Jackie Robinson is second in voting for the Dodgers, followed by Duke Snider and Don Drysdale. Other candidates include: Roy Campanella, Steve Garvey, Clayton Kershaw and Fernando Valenzuela. An additional write-in option is available to fans on the ballot.

The eight nominees were selected based on the recommendations of a blue-ribbon panel, in consultation with the 30 Major League clubs. The panelists included John Thorn, MLB's official historian, and representatives from MLB's official statistician, the Elias Sports Bureau; MLB.com; MLB Network; and the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Fans have cast 11.8 million votes in the Franchise Four voting, and you can cast your ballot here. Voting ends May 8, and winners from all 30 clubs will be announced at the 2015 All-Star Game, which will take place July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.