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  • A Guide to the Today's Game Era Committee

    When the Baseball Hall of Fame announced, in July 2016, a restructuring of its era committees, it created the Today's Game Era Committee (TGEC) to review candidates whose greatest contribution came after the 1987 season. The first election (2017) took place just months later and included players who retired before the 2002 season.

    As with all four era committees, the TGEC meets in person during Baseball's Winter Meetings in the December immediately preceding the induction year. Hence, the 2017 election took place in December, 2016. The committee meets twice every five years.

    As this era remains relatively new, its boundary moves constantly, it isn't held annually, nor are the eligibility requirements for players and non-players the same, much about the TGEC can be confusing. This thread is intended to serve as a simple guide to the era and its committee for ease-of-reference.

    Table of Contents
    TGEC Candidates
    TGEC Elections
    TGEC Electors
    TGEC Inductees
    Last edited by Chadwick; 07-18-2020, 08:26 AM.
    "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
    "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
    "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
    "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

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    Today's Game Era Committee Candidates


    Appeared on a TGEC Ballot
    Harold Baines (player) - 2017, 2019
    Albert Belle (player) - 2017, 2019
    Joe Carter (player) - 2019
    Will Clark (player) - 2017, 2019
    Orel Hershiser (player) - 2017, 2019
    Davey Johnson (manager) - 2017, 2019
    Charlie Manuel (manager) - 2019
    Mark McGwire (player) - 2017
    Lou Piniella (manager) - 2017, 2019
    John Schuerholz (executive) - 2017
    Bud Selig (executive) - 2017
    Lee Smith (player) - 2019
    George Steinbrenner (executive) - 2017, 2019


    Eligible, but Not Yet Appearing on a Ballot
    Brett Butler (eligible since 2017)
    Jose Canseco (since 2017)
    David Cone (since 2019)
    Lenny Dykstra (since 2017)
    Tony Fernandez (since 2017)
    Chuck Finley (since 2019)
    Mark Grace (since 2019)
    Tom Henke (since 2017)
    David Justice (since 2019)
    Jimmy Key (since 2017)
    Chuck Knoblauch (since 2019)
    Mark Langston (since 2017)
    Dennis Martinez (since 2017)
    Tony Phillips (since 2017)
    Bret Saberhagen (since 2017)
    Darryl Strawberry (since 2017)
    Andy Van Slyke (since 2017)
    Frank Viola (since 2017)
    Devon White (since 2017)
    Matt Williams (since 2019)


    Future TGEC Eligibles by Year
    2022 -
    Kevin Appier, Kevin Brown, Ellis Burks, John Franco, Juan Gonzalez, Fred McGriff, Al Leiter, John Olerud, Rafael Palmeiro, Brad Radke, Tim Salmon, Robin Ventura, Bernie Williams
    2024 - Moises Alou, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Steve Finley, Keith Foulke, Luis Gonzalez, Jeff Kent, Kenny Lofton, Kenny Rogers, Curt Schilling, Sammy Sosa, David Wells
    2027 - Mike Cameron, Carlos Delgado, J.D. Drew, Jim Edmonds, Nomar Garciaparra, Brian Giles, Jason Kendall, Magglio Ordonez, Jorge Posada, Manny Ramirez, Gary Sheffield, Javier Vazquez, Billy Wagner
    2029 - Lance Berkman, Johnny Damon, Todd Helton, Andruw Jones, Jamie Moyer, Roy Oswalt, Andy Pettitte, Placido Polanco, Scott Rolen, Johan Santana, Miguel Tejada, Omar Vizquel, Carlos Zambrano
    2032 - Bobby Abreu, Mark Buehrle, Carl Crawford, Rafael Furcal, Jason Giambi, Tim Hudson, Torii Hunter, Cliff Lee, Joe Nathan, David Ortiz, Jonathan Papelbon, Alex Rodriguez, Jimmy Rollins, Mark Teixeira
    2034 - Jose Bautista, Carlos Beltran, Adrian Beltre, Bartolo Colon, Adrian Gonzalez, Matt Holliday, Victor Martinez, Joe Mauer, Jose Reyes, Francisco Rodriguez, Chase Utley, David Wright
    2037 - Curtis Granderson, Ian Kinsler, Russell Martin, Brian McCann, Yadier Molina, Dustin Pedroia, Albert Pujols, CC Sabathia, Ichiro Suzuki, Troy Tulowitzki, Adam Wainwright, Ben Zobrist
    * Note that until they are elected by the BBWAA, future candidates are listed here. (I obviously do not anticipate Beltre, Ichiro or Pujols being passed over by the writers.)
    Last edited by Chadwick; 07-18-2020, 08:26 AM.
    "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
    "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
    "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
    "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

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    • #3
      Today's Game Era Committee Elections


      2017
      2019
      2022
      2024
      2027
      2029
      2032
      2034
      2037
      2039
      2042
      2044
      2047
      2049
      2052
      2054
      2057
      2059
      2062
      2064

      TGEC elections are held in years ending in 2, 4, 7 and 9.
      Last edited by Chadwick; 07-18-2020, 07:00 AM.
      "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
      "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
      "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
      "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

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      • #4
        Today's Game Era Committee Electors


        Roberto Alomar - 2017, 2019
        Al Avila - 2019
        Paul Beeston - 2017, 2019
        Bert Blyleven - 2019
        Bill Center - 2017
        Bobby Cox - 2017
        Andre Dawson - 2017
        Bill DeWitt Jr. - 2017
        Dennis Eckersley - 2017
        Pat Gillick - 2017, 2019
        David Glass - 2017
        Steve Hirdt - 2017, 2019
        Tim Kurkjian - 2017, 2019
        Tony LaRussa - 2019
        Andy MacPhail - 2017, 2019
        Greg Maddux - 2019
        Joe Morgan - 2019
        Jerry Reinsdorf - 2019
        John Schuerholz - 2019
        Claire Smith - 2019
        Ozzie Smith - 2017, 2019
        Don Sutton - 2017
        Frank Thomas - 2017
        Joe Torre - 2019
        Kevin Towers - 2017

        These are just the electors, the committee itself, who cast the votes. The composition of the Historical Overview Committee, the men who assemble the ballot, can be found here.
        Last edited by Chadwick; 07-18-2020, 07:42 AM.
        "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
        "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
        "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
        "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

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        • #5
          Today's Game Era Committee Inductees


          Harold Baines (player) - bio, stats
          John Schuerholz (executive) - bio
          Bud Selig (executive) - bio
          Lee Smith (player) - bio, stats
          Last edited by Chadwick; 07-18-2020, 07:57 AM.
          "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
          "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
          "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
          "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

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          • #6
            Historical Overview Committee Members, Today's Game Era Committee Ballot


            Bob Elliott - 2017, 2019
            Jim Henneman - 2017, 2019
            Rick Hummel - 2017, 2019
            Steve Hirdt - 2017, 2019
            Bill Madden - 2017, 2019
            Jack O'Connell - 2017, 2019
            Jim Reeves - 2017, 2019
            Tracy Ringolsby - 2017, 2019
            Glenn Schwarz - 2017, 2019
            Dave Van Dyck - 2017, 2019
            Mark Whicker - 2017, 2019
            Last edited by Chadwick; 07-18-2020, 07:56 AM.
            "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
            "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
            "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
            "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

            Comment

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