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.
- Vote now in the 2015 Overlooked Legend election: All SABR members can now vote for this year's Overlooked 19th Century Legend. Click here to access the 2015 ballot. You *MUST* select five candidates — ranking them from first choice to fifth choice — from among the 11 candidates presented. You are only allowed to vote once. You are on the honor system to submit only one ballot. ALL BALLOTS MUST BE CAST PRIOR TO 11:59 p.m. PDT on Monday, May 25, 2015. For bios of the finalists, click here to download an informational PDF. The 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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