The board of directors of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has voted unanimously to reschedule this winter's two Era Committee elections because of concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hall of Fame Chairman Jane Forbes Clark says the Era Committee process requires in-person dialogue involving the members of the 16-person voting committee. In view of those concerns, she said the board decided that the Golden Days Committee and the Early Days Committee will instead meet during the winter of 2021.
The Golden Days Era Committee considers Hall of Fame candidates whose primary contributions to the game came from 1950 to 1969, and the Early Baseball Era Committee considers candidates whose primary contributions came prior to 1950.
Each committee will consider a ballot of 10 candidates compiled by the Baseball Writers' Association of America's Historical Overview Committee, and those candidates will be announced in autumn 2021. Both committees will consider the ballots later that year and anybody elected will be enshrined in 2022.