DECEMBER 5, 2021 — Six candidates earned election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday via the Eras Committee process. Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Miñoso and Tony Oliva were elected by the Golden Days Era Committee, which considered a 10-person ballot comprised of candidates whose primary contribution to the game came from 1950-69.
The Early Baseball Era voting electorate included SABR members Gary Ashwill, Adrian Burgos Jr., Leslie Heaphy, Justice Hill, Steve Hirdt, and John Thorn. Burgos and Hirdt were also part of the Golden Days Era voting electorate. Both committees held meetings on Sunday in Orlando, Florida.
Fowler, Hodges, Kaat, Miñoso, Oliva and O’Neil will be joined in the Hall of Fame Class of 2022 by any electees who emerge from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America voting, which will be announced on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.
Originally published: December 6, 2021. Last Updated: December 6, 2021.