Buck O’Neil, a champion of Black ballplayers throughout a monumental, eight-decade profession on and off the sector, joined Gil Hodges, Minnie Minoso and three others in being elected to the baseball Corridor of Fame on Sunday.
Former Minnesota Twins teammates Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat additionally have been chosen together with Bud Fowler by a pair of veterans committees.
Oliva and Kaat are the one dwelling new members. Dick Allen, who died final December, fell one vote shy of election.
The 16-member Early Days and Golden Days committees met individually in Orlando, Florida. The election announcement was initially scheduled to coincide with the large league winter conferences, which have been nixed due to the MLB lockout.
The six newcomers shall be enshrined in Cooperstown, New York, on July 24, 2022, together with any new members elected by the Baseball Writers’ Affiliation of America. First-time candidates David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez be part of Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling on the poll, with voting outcomes on Jan. 25.