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: Once again, it is time to begin the process of choosing our Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend for 2015. Members of the Nineteenth Century Research Committee will select 10 individuals from 25 preliminary candidates to create the final ballot for the 2015 Overlooked Legend. The 10 finalists will be presented to the entire SABR community in May 2015, giving all of SABR a chance to vote for our next Overlooked Legend. Click here to learn more and download the primary election packet. Voting in the Overlooked Primary Election will end at 11:59 p.m. MST on Monday, January 26, 2015.
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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For more information on the Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legends Project, contact Project Chairman Adam Darowski.