Maury Wills, Gil Hodges denied election to Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Hall of Fame committee declines to elect any of 10 'Golden Era' candidates on this year's ballot

For the second time in two years, a Hall of Fame voting body elected no one to the Hall of Fame.

In January 2013, the Baseball Writers Assn. of America declined to elect any of the 37 candidates on its ballot, an election most notably read as a referendum on the use of performance-enhancing drugs. On Monday, a veterans' committee declined to elect any of the 10 candidates on its ballot from the so-called "Golden Era."

With 12 of 16 votes required for election, Dick Allen and Tony Oliva each got 11 votes. Jim Kaat got 10, Maury Wills got nine, and Minnie Minoso got eight. None of the other five candidates received more than three votes, although the Hall of Fame declined to reveal individual totals for those five.

Committee members could vote for no more than four of 10 candidates.

Wills, a seven-time All-Star and 1962 National League most valuable player, was one of two Dodgers stars bypassed in Monday's election. Gil Hodges, the Brooklyn Dodgers' longtime first baseman, also was on the ballot.

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