By Adam Darowski
The time has come to begin the process of choosing our Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend for 2014.
Last year, we selected Ross Barnes, adding him to a roster that already includes Pete Browning (2009), Hall of Famer Deacon White (2010), Harry Stovey (2011), and Bill Dahlen (2012). I’m particularly excited about this election, as it is my first since succeeding Joe Williams as the project chair.
Once again, the Nineteenth Century Research Committee will select 10 individuals from 25 preliminary candidates to create the final ballot for the 2014 Overlooked Legend. The 10 finalists will be presented to the entire SABR community, giving all of SABR a chance to vote for our next Overlooked Legend.
The preliminary voting process, which we call the Overlooked Primary Election, will consist of each voter selecting 10 names from the ballot of 25. (If a voter doesn’t select 10 names, the votes will not count in the final tally.) The top 10 will be presented to the SABR membership for a vote in June 2014, and the winner will be announced at the SABR 44 convention in Houston this summer.
Below is a PDF with the 25 candidates for 2014 and a brief explanation of their baseball accomplishments and/or contributions to our national pastime. You can download the PDF with biographies for the 25 candidates by clicking on the link below:
The voting in the Overlooked Primary Election begins today and will end on February 17, 2014.
- To vote in the Primary Election, you must be a member of the Nineteenth Century Committee. Click here to join the group.
For more information on the Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legends Project, contact Project Chairman Adam Darowski.
Originally published: January 30, 2014. Last Updated: January 30, 2014.