2022 Early Baseball Era Ballot
Seven Negro Leagues and pre-Negro Leagues legends and three American League/National League stars comprise the 10-name Early Baseball Era ballot to be reviewed and voted upon Dec. 5 at baseball's Winter Meetings.
Bill Dahlen, John Donaldson, Bud Fowler, Vic Harris, Grant "Home Run" Johnson, Lefty O'Doul, Buck O'Neil, Dick "Cannonball" Redding, Allie Reynolds and George "Tubby" Scales are the candidates the Early Baseball Era Committee will consider for Hall of Fame election for the Class of 2022. All candidates are deceased.
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Any candidate who receives votes on 75 percent of the ballots cast by the 16-member Early Baseball Era Committee will earn election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and will be inducted in Cooperstown on July 24, 2022, along with any electees who emerge from the Golden Days Era Committee election and the 2022 Baseball Writers’ Association of America election, to be announced on Jan. 25, 2022.
The Early Baseball Era is one of four Era Committees, each of which provide an avenue for Hall of Fame consideration to managers, umpires and executives, as well as players retired for more than 15 seasons. The Early Baseball Era Committee considers candidates whose primary contribution to the game came prior to 1950.
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