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Cubans Tony Oliva and Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso, near the hall of fame?

Cubans Tony Oliva and Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso, near the hall of fame?

On December 5, the Early Baseball Committee (before 1950) and the Golden Era Committee (1950-69) will meet at the Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida to cast their votes on ballots with 10 players each. Results will be announced that night at 8 pm ET on the MLB Network.

The Early Baseball Committee has seven candidates whose main contributions to baseball were before 1950. Seven of the 10 candidates on that ballot were in the Negro Leagues or played before that circuit: John Donaldson, Bud Fowler, Vic Harris, Grant “Home Run” Johnson, Buck O’Neil, Dick “Cannonball” Redding and George “Tubby” Scales. Bill Dahlen, Lefty O’Doul and Allie Reynolds, who played in the National and American leagues, round out the list. All 10 are deceased.

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The Golden Days Era Committee will weigh the candidates whose contributions were between 1950 and 1969: Jim Kaat, Cuban Tony Oliva, Maury Wills, Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Gil Hodges, Roger Maris, Cuban Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso, Danny Murtaugh and Billy Pierce. The last seven are deceased.

Both committees consist of 16 members, to be revealed later. Candidates who receive at least 12 votes (75%) will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 24, 2022, along with those selected by the Baseball Writers Association of North America (BBWAA). (MLB in Spanish)

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