In results of voting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame Pre-Integration Era Committee announced on Monday morning, two prominent St. Louis Cardinals figures from the past, owner Sam Breadon and shortstop Marty Marion, fell far short.
Both received three or less votes from a 16-member committee that elected umpire Hank O’Day, New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and 19th Century catcher/third baseman Deacon White. Inductees, whose major contributions occurred during the pre-1946 years, needed to be named on at least 12 ballots. The three honorees, all deceased, will enter the Hall during the 2013 Induction Ceremony set for Sunday, July 28 in Cooperstown, NY.
Further information about the winners, the committee, the process and schedule for voting for pre-1946, 1947-1972 (Golden Era) and 1973-current (Expansion Era) baseball figures can be found here.
Details on the careers of Breadon and Marion can be read here.
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