Hall to consider 39 Negro, pre-Negro leaguers

Updated: November 21, 2005, 4:18 PM ET
Associated Press

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Minnie Minoso and Buck O'Neil were among 39 candidates selected by a screening committee to appear on special Negro Leagues and pre-Negro Leagues ballots for election to the Hall of Fame.

The Hall said Monday that a 12-man selection committee will meet Feb. 27 in Tampa, Fla. Thirty people will be on the Negro Leagues ballot and nine on the pre-Negro Leagues ballot, and to gain election a candidate must receive at least 75 percent of the ballots cast.

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