SABR Overlooked 19th Century Base Ball Legends
Each year, SABR's Nineteenth Century Research Committee selects its Overlooked 19th Century Base Ball Legend — a 19th century player, manager, executive or other baseball personality not yet inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Committee members vote to narrow down the ballot to 10 finalists, then all SABR members are eligible to cast a vote for the winner. The winner is announced at the Nineteenth Century Committee's annual meeting at the SABR convention.
- 2015 primary election finalists: Members of the Nineteenth Century Research Committee have chosen the finalists for the 2015 Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend. Click here to view the finalists. The expanded bios for all 11 finalists will be released at the end of March. Voting in the final election will run from May 11-25 and will be open to all SABR members. This year’s winner will be announced at the Nineteenth Century Committee's annual meeting at SABR 45 in Chicago.
Here are the previous Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legends:
- 2014: Daniel Lucius "Doc" Adams
- 2013: Ross Barnes
- 2012: Bill Dahlen
- 2011: Harry Stovey
- 2010: Deacon White (elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013)
- 2009: Pete Browning
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