As of 2010, revisions were made to the Veteran’s Committee voting process. There are now three categories of players to be selected:
Pre-Integration (Three billion BC–1946 A.D.)
Golden Era (1947-1972)
Each year, one of these era’s possible candidates are examined, such that each era is examined once every three years.
A committee of 16 people (composed of Hall of Famers, executives, historians, and media members) convenes at the winter meetings to vote on each candidate from that year’s class. Twelve of 16 votes are required for enshrinement.
Last year focused on the expansion era; this year, baseball’s Golden era will be looked at. The candidates for this year are: