Known Veterans & Era Committee candidates, 1953-2017 (compiled by Graham Womack, @grahamdude)
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Candidate
Possible induction year
What happened that yearNow in HOF?
Inducted
Source
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Abner Powell1955NominatedNoN/AThe Sporting News, November 24, 1954
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Addie Joss1953NominatedYes1978The Sporting News, September 23, 1953
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Addie Joss1955Nominated, 10-year rule adopted in 1956 which precluded him afterYes1978The Sporting News, November 24, 1954
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Addie Joss1978Inducted after being given credit for 10th season with 1911 spring trainingYes1978Baseball-Reference.com
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Al Barlick1981On list submitted to Vets for considerationYes1989The Gaffney Ledger [Gaffney, SC], March 11, 1981
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Al Barlick1982Received supportYes1989The Galveston Daily News [Galveston, TX], March 11, 1982
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Al Barlick1983"Committee gave strong consideration"Yes1989The Gettysburg Times [Gettysburg, PA], March 11, 1983
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Al Barlick1984"Came closest among umpires"Yes1989The Sporting News, March 12, 1984
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Al Barlick1985On ballotYes1989The Sporting News, March 18, 1985
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Al Barlick1986"Contender"Yes1989The Sporting News, March 24, 1986
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Al Barlick1987Got votesYes1989The Sporting News, March 16, 1987
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Al Barlick1988"Received serious consideration"Yes1989St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 2, 1988
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Al Barlick1989InductedYes1989Baseball-Reference.com
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Al Lopez196828 on ballot: "Among the men they passed over"Yes1977The Pittsburgh Press [Pittsburgh, PA], February 15, 1968
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Al Lopez1974Nominated by committee member Bob BroegYes1977St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 28, 1973
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Al Lopez1975Nominated by committee member Bob BroegYes1977The Sporting News, February 8, 1975
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Al Lopez1976On ballotYes1977The Sporting News, February 7, 1976
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Al Lopez1977InductedYes1977Baseball-Reference.com
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Al Oliver2007On final player ballot: 14 votes of 82NoN/A
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/print.jsp?ymd=20070227&content_id=1817871&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb&fext=.jsp
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Al Oliver2009Received nine of 64 votes on post-1942 ballotNoN/Ahttp://mlb.mlb.com/content/printer_friendly/cle/y2008/m12/d08/c3706386.jsp
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Al Oliver2011Got fewer than eight votes from Expansion Era CommitteeNoN/Ahttp://m.mlb.com/news/article/16260222/
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Albert Belle2017Fewer than five votes from Today's Game CommitteeNoN/AHall of Fame website
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Alfred Reach1963Group A: Holdovers from the 1962 VC ballot, save for Al Reach and Jimmy Ryan; two people could be selected from this group.NoN/AThe Sporting News, January 26, 1963
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Alfred Reach2013Got fewer than three votes from Pre-Integration Era CommitteeNoN/Ahttp://mlb.mlb.com/news/print.jsp?ymd=20121203&content_id=40499080&c_id=mlb
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Allie Reynolds1984ConsideredNoN/ASarasota Herald-Tribune [Sarasota, FL], March 5, 1984
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Allie Reynolds1985"Among the candidates to be considered today"NoN/AThe Palm Beach Post [West Palm Beach, Florida], March 6, 1985
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Allie Reynolds1994"Came close"NoN/AThe Anniston Star [Anniston, AL], February 27, 1994
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Allie Reynolds1995On ballotNoN/AEmailed to me by former HOF senior research associate Bill Deane
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Allie Reynolds1996Got three votes, according to Jerome HoltzmanNoN/ADemocrat & Chronicle [Rochester, NY], March 19, 1996
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Allie Reynolds2003On final player ballot: 16 votesNoN/AThe Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA), February 27, 2003
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Allie Reynolds2009Received eight of 12 votes on pre-1943 ballotNoN/Ahttp://mlb.mlb.com/content/printer_friendly/cle/y2008/m12/d08/c3706386.jsp
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Allie Reynolds2012Got less than three votes from Golden Era CommitteeNoN/Ahttp://m.mlb.com/news/article/26060702/
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Amos Rusie1953NominatedYes1977The Sporting News, September 23, 1953
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Amos Rusie1955NominatedYes1977The Sporting News, November 24, 1954
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Amos Rusie1957NominatedYes1977The Sporting News, January 16, 1957
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Amos Rusie1959NominatedYes1977The Sporting News, January 21, 1959
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Amos Rusie1961FinalistYes1977The Sporting News, February 8, 1961
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Amos Rusie1962Preliminary pollYes1977The Sporting News, February 7, 1962
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Amos Rusie1963Group A: Holdovers from the 1962 VC ballot, save for Al Reach and Jimmy Ryan; two people could be selected from this group.Yes1977The Sporting News, January 26, 1963
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Amos Rusie1964On ballotYes1977The Sporting News, February 15, 1964
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Amos Rusie196828 on ballot: "Among the men they passed over"Yes1977The Pittsburgh Press [Pittsburgh, PA], February 15, 1968
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Amos Rusie1974Nominated by committee member Bob BroegYes1977St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 28, 1973
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Amos Rusie1975Nominated by committee member Bob BroegYes1977The Sporting News, February 8, 1975
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Amos Rusie1976On ballotYes1977The Sporting News, February 7, 1976
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Amos Rusie1977InductedYes1977Baseball-Reference.com
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Arky Vaughan1976On ballotYes1985The Sporting News, February 7, 1976
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Arky Vaughan1981Nominated for one-time review at 1981 Veterans Committee meetingYes1985Sporting News. February 28, 1981
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Arky Vaughan1984Ran closely behind runner-up Ernie Lombardi, according to Dick YoungYes1985Asbury Park Press [Asbury, NJ], March 6, 1984
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Arky Vaughan1985InductedYes1985Baseball-Reference.com
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August Busch2003On final composite ballot: 11 votesNoN/AThe Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA), February 27, 2003
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August Busch2007On final composite ballot: 13 votes of 82NoN/A
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/print.jsp?ymd=20070227&content_id=1817871&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb&fext=.jsp
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Babe Adams1957NominatedNoN/AThe Sporting News, January 16, 1957
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Babe Adams1959NominatedNoN/AThe Sporting News, January 21, 1959
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Babe Adams1961Preliminary pollNoN/AThe Sporting News, January 11, 1961
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Babe Adams1962Preliminary pollNoN/AThe Sporting News, February 7, 1962
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Babe Adams1963Group A: Holdovers from the 1962 VC ballot, save for Al Reach and Jimmy Ryan; two people could be selected from this group.NoN/AThe Sporting News, January 26, 1963
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Babe Adams1964On ballotNoN/AThe Sporting News, February 15, 1964
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Babe Adams1982Bob Broeg mentions "lengthy list" and ends article with "THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR TODAY'S ELECTION"NoN/ASt. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 10, 1982
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Babe Herman1979At least one voteNoN/AGalveston Daily News [Galveston, TX], March 8, 1979
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Babe Herman1981"Long shot candidates include"NoN/ASt. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 11, 1981
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Babe Herman1982"Among the other candidates being considered"NoN/AReading Eagle [Reading, PA], March 6, 1982
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Babe Herman1983On list of candidatesNoN/ANews Braunfels Herald-Zeitung [News Baunfels, TX], March 10, 1983
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Babe Herman1984ConsideredNoN/ASarasota Herald-Tribune [Sarasota, FL], March 5, 1984
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Babe Herman1985On ballotNoN/AThe Sporting News, March 18, 1985
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Babe Herman1986"Contender"NoN/AThe Sporting News, March 24, 1986
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Babe Herman1987Received supportNoN/AThe Galveston Daily News [Galveston, TX], March 4, 1987
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Babe Herman1988Among 30 candidatesNoN/AEllensburg Daily Record [Ellensburg, WA], March 1, 1988
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Babe Herman1989"Given serious consideration"NoN/AThe Kokomo Tribune [Kokomo, IN], March 1, 1989
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Babe Herman1995On ballotNoN/AEmailed to me by former HOF senior research associate Bill Deane
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Babe Pinelli1976On ballotNoN/AThe Sporting News, February 7, 1976
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Babe Pinelli1977"Among the umpires the Veterans might elect"NoN/AThe Terre Haute Tribune [Terre Haute, IN], January 30, 1977
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Babe Pinelli1982Bob Broeg mentions "lengthy list" and ends article with "THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR TODAY'S ELECTION"NoN/ASt. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 10, 1982
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Babe Pinelli1991Jerome Holtzman said he was on managers/umpires/NegroLeaguers/executives part of ballotNoN/AChicago Tribune, February 17, 1991
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Barney Dreyfuss1976On ballotYes2008The Sporting News, February 7, 1976
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Barney Dreyfuss1981Listed as being in the adminstrative and managerial categoryYes2008Burlington Free Press [Burlington, VT], March 11, 1981
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Barney Dreyfuss1982Bob Broeg mentions "lengthy list" and ends article with "THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR TODAY'S ELECTION"Yes2008St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 10, 1982
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Barney Dreyfuss1985Reviewed but didn't make ballotYes2008The Sporting News, March 18, 1985
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Barney Dreyfuss2000Received supportYes2008Cincinnati Enquirer, March 1, 2000
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Barney Dreyfuss2008Inducted with 83 percent of vote on Executives/Pioneers ballotYes2008Boston Globe, December 3, 2007
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Beans Reardon1974Nominated by committee member Bob BroegNoN/ASt. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 28, 1973
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Beans Reardon1975Nominated by committee member Bob BroegNoN/AThe Sporting News, February 8, 1975
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Beans Reardon1976On ballotNoN/AThe Sporting News, February 7, 1976
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Beans Reardon1977"Among the umpires the Veterans might elect"NoN/AThe Terre Haute Tribune [Terre Haute, IN], January 30, 1977
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Beans Reardon1982Bob Broeg mentions "lengthy list" and ends article with "THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR TODAY'S ELECTION"NoN/ASt. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 10, 1982
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Beans Reardon1983On list of candidatesNoN/ANews Braunfels Herald-Zeitung [News Baunfels, TX], March 10, 1983
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Beans Reardon1985"On the agenda"NoN/ADes Moines Register, March 3, 1985
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Beans Reardon1991Jerome Holtzman said he was on managers/umpires/NegroLeaguers/executives part of ballotNoN/AChicago Tribune, February 17, 1991
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Bid McPhee1982Bob Broeg mentions "lengthy list" and ends article with "THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR TODAY'S ELECTION"Yes2000St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 10, 1982
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Bid McPhee1992Bob Broeg lists him as nomineeYes2000St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 26, 1992
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Bid McPhee1995On ballotYes2000Emailed to me by former HOF senior research associate Bill Deane
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Bid McPhee2000InductedYes2000Baseball-Reference.com
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Bill Bradley1953NominatedNoN/AThe Sporting News, September 23, 1953
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Bill Bradley1955NominatedNoN/AThe Sporting News, November 24, 1954
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Bill Bradley1961Preliminary pollNoN/AThe Sporting News, January 11, 1961
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Bill Bradley1962Also on ballotNoN/AThe Sporting News, January 26, 1963
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Bill Bradley1963Group A: Holdovers from the 1962 VC ballot, save for Al Reach and Jimmy Ryan; two people could be selected from this group.NoN/AThe Sporting News, January 26, 1963
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Bill Carrigan1953NominatedNoN/AThe Sporting News, September 23, 1953
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Bill Carrigan1955NominatedNoN/AThe Sporting News, November 24, 1954
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Bill Dahlen1953NominatedNoN/AThe Sporting News, September 23, 1953
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