Here’s an update (excerpt) on the Special Early Baseball Overview Committee – the committee that establishes the ballot of 10 finalists to be considered for the Hall of Fame Class of 2022.
Both the Early Baseball Era Committee, which will consider candidates whose greatest contributions to the game came prior to 1950, and the Golden Days Era Committee (1950-69) will meet for the first time at the 2021 Winter Meetings — with players from the Negro Leagues expected to be included on the ballots.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors has convened a group of five distinguished Negro League historians — Gary Ashwill, Adrian Burgos Jr., Phil Dixon, Leslie Heaphy and Claire Smith — as well as 10 members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America who have previously served on the Historical Overview Committee. Major League Baseball Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig, himself a 2017 Hall of Fame inductee, will serve as the non-voting chairman of the Special Early Baseball Overview Committee. Members of the voting Committees are yet to be announced.