Results of Special Negro Leagues and Pre-Negro Leagues Elections

Seventeen people. Effa Manley becomes the first woman in the Hall of Fame. Now, I’m passingly familiar with segregated baseball, and these people generally do belong — there are lots of less qualified people in the Hall. They did a good job.

But seventeen at once? It seems like they’d have to get short shrift. They would have been better served if the committee had limited itself to 2-4 a year for several years.