Womack: Searching for old Veterans Committee HOF ballots

From SABR member Graham Womack at Baseball Past and Present on March 14, 2015:

My research to make more Veterans Committee ballots available online continues.

I now have ballots for the eight Veterans Committee elections between 1953, when the modern version of the committee debuted, and 1964. Rather than post another long table that overlaps a bit with yesterday’s post, I’m just going to offer a link to a Google doc where I’m compiling my findings.

A few things:

  1. My source for all the ballots thus far has been archives for The Sporting News, accessible for all SABR members via the Paper of Record service listed at SABR.org/paperofrecord. If anyone wants a quick crash course on how to use The Sporting News archives, I’m happy to offer it. I encountered a slight learning curve.
  2. I found 133 players, executives and umpires on Veterans Committee ballots between 1953 and 1964, with 59 now in the Hall of Fame.

Read the full article here: http://baseballpastandpresent.com/2015/03/14/veterans-committee-ballots/

Originally published: March 17, 2015. Last Updated: March 17, 2015.