By Eric Umphrey
The Times 

The 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame Class has issues (part one)


December 2, 2021

Pach Brothers studio/National Baseball Hall of Fame Library Baseball

Writers at Polo Grounds 1911. (standing, left to right) John Wheeler (Herald) and John B. Foster (Evening Telegram); (seated in chairs) Sam Crane (Journal), Fred Lieb (Press), Damon Runyon (American), Bozeman Bulger (Evening World), Sid Mercer (Globe), Grantland Rice (Evening Mail) and Walter Trumbull (World). Seated on the ground is concessionaire Harry M. Stevens (right) and son Hal. -

This year three groups are eligible to be included in the 2022 Hall of Fame class. The Era Committees, formerly known as the Veterans Committee, put up eligible players, managers, umpires, and executives from eras no longer eligible for election by the BBWAA. This year they will choose from the Golden Days and Early Baseball committee candidates. The Golden Days era focuses on players who played between 1950 and 1969. The Early Baseball will select candidates who played before 1950. The two committees work differently than the BBWAA. Instead of baseball writers a group of sixteen people usu...

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