Marion, Walters & Ruppert on Hall of Fame ballot

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- NL MVPs Marty Marion and Bucky Walters, and former New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert are among 10 candidates on the ballot for the baseball Hall of Fame's pre-integration era committee.

Former players Bill Dahlen, Wes Ferrell, Tony Mullane and Deacon White also are on the 10-man ballot, along with former St. Louis Cardinals owner Samuel Breadon, sporting goods executive Alfred Reach and umpire Hank O'Day.

A 16-member committee will meet Dec. 2-3 at the winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn.

Electees, who must receive at least 75 percent of votes, will be inducted on July 28 along with any players elected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America in voting announced Jan. 9. The BBWAA ballot will include Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens for the first time.