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.
All SABR members are eligible to cast a vote for the winner. The winner is typically announced at the Nineteenth Century Committee’s annual meeting at the SABR convention.
This December, the Hall of Fame’s Early Baseball Committee will meet and vote on eligible candidates for induction whose greatest contributions to the game were realized prior to 1950. This committee is not scheduled to vote again until 2030.
Here are the previous Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legends:
- 2021: Charlie Bennett
- 2020: Bud Fowler (elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2022)
- 2019: Jim Creighton
- 2018: Dummy Hoy
- 2017: Bob Caruthers
- 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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