BBWAABaseball Writers Association of America
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The last time the BBWAA voted in multiple players for that many years in a row was from 1951-56.
Yet Hack is a Hall of Famer who, although selected by the Veterans rather than being voted in by the BBWAA, nevertheless was a mainstay on 15 ballots before his eventual old-timers selection.
However, it was BBWAA members who voted Hummel into the Hall of Fame recently by a wide margin over the late Washington Star writer and columnist, Morrie Siegel.
Bagwell, who received 86 percent of the BBWAA vote (75 percent is needed for election), played 15 years in the majors with the Houston Astros.
2) and Rich Aurilia, Tony Clark, Jermaine Dye, Cliff Floyd, Brian Giles, Eddie Guardado and Jason Schmidt (0) are no longer eligible for election by the BBWAA.
The top eligible player outside the Hall who is not currently on the BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot is Bill Dahlen with 143.
Over the next couple of decades Lieb covered baseball in New York for several papers and was president of the BBWAA from 1921 to 1924.
Whiteside received 203 votes from the 415 ballots cast by BBWAA members with 10 or more years of consecutive years of service.
To get in, nominees must get at least 75 percent of the vote by eligible BBWAA members.
These committees are charged with rectifying earlier oversights among the cast of past-era players, managers, umpires and executives no longer eligible for BBWAA consideration.
Not since 1955, when Joe DiMaggio, Gabby Hartnett, Ted Lyons and Dazzy Vance all gained entrance into the Hall, have four players received the necessary 75 percent of the vote from the BBWAA.