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Encyclopedia > Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 2001

The 2001 elections to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame introduced a new election system. The Baseball Writers Association of America's (BBWAA) election to select from among recent players retained the same rules. However, the Veterans Committee election process was overhauled. The Veterans Committee held elections under the old system, since the new system was not enacted until late in the year. The next Veterans Committee elections, for both players and non-players, was in 2003. See also: 2000 in sports, other events of 2001, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500, a race that also saw the death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt in an unspectacular crash during the... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display... Founded in 1908 as the Baseball Writers Association of America, the BBWAA is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ... The Veterans Committee, officially the Committee on Baseball Veterans, is a committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame that provides a second chance for Hall of Fame election to players passed over in regular Hall of Fame balloting. ... The 2003 elections to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame proceeded in keeping with rules enacted in 2001. ...


The induction ceremonies were held on August 5 in Cooperstown, with Commissioner Bud Selig presiding. August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. ... Cooperstown is a village located in Otsego County, New York and is the County Seat. ... Allan Huber Bud Selig (born July 30, 1934 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is the current Commissioner of Baseball, having been formally appointed on July 2, 1998 after having served as acting commissioner since 1992. ...

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The BBWAA election

The BBWAA was authorized to elect players active in 1981 or later, but not after 1995; the ballot included candidates from the 2000 ballot who received at least 5% of the vote but were not elected, along with selected players, chosen by a screening committee, whose last appearance was in 1995. All 10-year members of the BBWAA were eligible to vote.


Voters were instructed to cast votes for up to 10 candidates; any candidate receiving votes on at least 75% of the ballots would be honored with induction to the Hall. Results of the 2001 election by the BBWAA were announced on January 16, 2001. The ballot consisted of 32 players; 515 ballots were cast, with 387 votes required for election. A total of 3258 individual votes were cast, an average of 6.33 per ballot. Those candidates receiving less than 5% of the vote (26 votes) will not appear on future BBWAA ballots, but may eventually be considered by the Veterans Committee. January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


Candidates who were eligible for the first time are indicated here with a †. The two candidates who received at least 75% of the vote and were elected are indicated in bold italics; candidates who have since been selected in subsequent elections are indicated in italics. The 13 candidates who received less than 5% of the vote, thus becoming ineligible for future BBWAA consideration, are indicated with a *.

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The Veterans Committee

The Veterans Committee, since 1995, had been authorized to select up to two players per year, and in addition up to one player from the late nineteenth century and up to one player from the Negro Leagues. Eligible candidates for the two-player allotment included those players whose careers began in or before 1946 who played at least ten seasons; those who received 100 BBWAA votes in a year between 1947 and 1992; and those who received BBWAA votes on at least 60% of ballots cast in a single year since 1993. Players on Major League Baseball's ineligible list or who received votes on less than 5% of ballots cast in any year in which they were on the BBWAA ballot were ineligible. Founded in 1908 as the Baseball Writers Association of America, the BBWAA is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ...


The Veterans Committee selected Bill Mazeroski and Hilton Smith. William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia), nicknamed Maz, and also called simply The Glove by radio broadcaster Bob Prince, is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Hilton Smith (February 27, 1912 - November 18, 1983) was born in Kansas City, Missouri. ...


Rules enacted in August 2001 provided that the Veterans Committee would be expanded from its previous 15 members, elected to limited terms, to include the full living membership of the Hall. The new Committee, at the time of its adoption, included 61 living Hall of Famers, 13 living recipients of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, 13 living recipients of the Ford C. Frick Award, and three members of the previous committee who were grandfathered in, as their terms had not yet expired. Elections for players retired over 20 years would be held every other year, with elections of non-players (managers, umpires and executives) held every fourth year. The first year of elections for players under this new scheme would be 2003, while the first year for non-players would be 2005. The J.G. Taylor Spink Award is the highest award given by the Baseball Writers Association of America to its members. ... The Ford C. Frick Award is an award bestowed annually by the Baseball Hall of Fame in the United States to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball. ... In American English, a grandfather clause, or grandfather rule, is an exception that allows an old rule to continue to apply to some existing situations, when a new rule will apply instead in all future situations. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... Home plate umpire Gary Darling signals that the last pitch was a strike In baseball, the umpire is the person charged with officiating the game, including beginning and ending the game, enforcing the rules of the game and the grounds, making judgment calls on plays, and meting out discipline. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


J.G. Taylor Spink Award

Ross Newhan was elected the winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award. The J.G. Taylor Spink Award is the highest award given by the Baseball Writers Association of America to its members. ...


Ford C. Frick Award

Refel Ramirez was elected the winner of the Ford C. Frick Award. The Ford C. Frick Award is an award bestowed annually by the Baseball Hall of Fame in the United States to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball. ...



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