The 16-member Pre-Integration Era Committee will be meeting to consider the 10 candidates on the Pre-integration Era Ballot, headlined by Doc Adams, starting today at the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville, TN. Voting will be completed tomorrow. Any candidate to receive votes on 75 percent of the ballots cast will earn election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and will be inducted in Cooperstown on July 24, 2016, along with any electees who emerge from the 2016 Baseball Writers’ Association of America election.
The members of the committee are:
- Hall of Fame members Bert Blyleven, Bobby Cox, Pat Gillick and Phil Niekro
- Major league executives Chuck Armstrong (Mariners), Bill DeWitt (Cardinals), Gary Hughes (Red Sox) and Tal Smith (Astros)
- Veteran media members/historians Steve Hirdt, Peter Morris, Jack O’Connell, Claire Smith, Tim Sullivan, T.R. Sullivan, Gary Thorne and Tim Wendel.