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.
- Preliminary Election ballot: Voting is now closed for the Preliminary Election, in which committee members narrowed down the ballot from 25 candidates to 10 finalists. The top 10 will be presented to the SABR membership in May 2017, when all members will be able to vote in the final election. The winner will be announced at the SABR 47 convention this summer in New York City. Click here to learn more.
Here are the previous Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legends:
- 2016: Jack Glasscock
- 2015: Tony Mullane
- 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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