The Pre-Integration Era Committee takes into consideration the athletes, coaches and executives that impacted baseball before 1946.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Pre-Integration Era Committee announced that no players, managers, executives or umpires from before 1947 were elected into Cooperstown’s Class of 2016.
The Pre-Integration Era Committee takes into consideration the athletes, coaches and executives that impacted baseball before 1946. Election into the Hall of Fame requires 75% of the vote.
Doc Adams, who served as a player and executive for New York Knickerbockers and later the leader of National Association of Base Ball Players rules and regulations committee, received votes on 10 of the 16 ballots for 62.5% of the vote. Bill Dahlen, who played from 1891 to 1911, and Harry Stovey, the first player to hit 100 home runs, received eight votes on 16 ballots for a 50% finish.
Other candidates like Sam Breadon, Wes Ferrell, August Herrmann, Marty Marion, Frank McCormick, Chris von der Ahe and Bucky Walters received three or fewer votes respectively.
The BBWAA Hall of Fame election results will be announced at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 6.
- Christopher Chavez