Hodges, Bavasi, Finley on Hall Veterans ballot
Thursday, November 3, 2011
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Former Dodgers first baseman Gil Hodges and general manager Buzzie Bavasi and former Athletics owner Charlie Finley are among 10 candidates for the baseball Hall of Fame who will be on the Veterans Committee ballot next month.
Ken Boyer, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva, Allie Reynolds, Ron Santo and Luis Tiant also will be on the Golden Era ballot, which will be voted on by the 16-member committee on Dec. 5 at the winter meetings in Dallas.
This year's committee will consider candidates from the so-called "Golden Era," from 1947-72.
Candidates must receive votes on 75 percent of the ballot to be elected. Those elected will be inducted on July 22 along with any players voted in by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Jan. 9.