By Joe Christensen
Tony Oliva had a hard time containing his disappointment two years ago when he wasn’t elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee. Astonishingly, the committee chose nobody. Players need to be picked on 75 percent of the ballots to get in, but if it happens again, they ought to rename these 84 voters The Grizzled Veterans Committee.
Oliva’s next chance comes Tuesday, at 1 p.m. (Central), when this year’s announcement gets made. Other players on the 27-member ballot include Roger Maris, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat and Ron Santo. Here’s the complete list and more information from Cooperstown.