Monday, July 27, 2015
No Inductees to the Hall of Fame This Year Had a Kellogg's Baseball Card. Will There Be Another One Someday?
This year's inductees were all too young to get on a Kellogg's card. Last year Joe Torre was inducted as a manager and in 2012 Ron Santo was inducted.
Tim Raines finished 7th in the voting this year with 55% of the votes. He seems to have a chance. He appeared in the 1982 Kellogg's set.
Is there anyone joining the ballot in the next few years that could get voted into the Hall of Fame? No, they are all too young for that. What about the Veteran's Committee or whatever they call that now?
Now they have divided that group into three groups. It looks like Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Dick Allen, Maury Wills and Tony Olivia are the only ones close for the group looking at players between 1947 - 1972. This is the only group of the three that has players who appeared on Kellogg's cards. It seems as those this Golden Era (1947 - 1972) Committee won't vote again until December of 2017.
The three groups rotate years for voting. In 2014 the Golden Era Committee voted in no one. Sorry Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva, Billy Pierce, Luis Tiant, Maura Wills and Bob Howsam (an executive).
In the 2014 vote Allen and Oliva missed by one vote and Kaat missed by two.