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updated: 11/3/2011 1:53 PM

Minoso, Santo, Kaat among Hall candidates

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  • White Sox great Minnie Minoso, here signing autographs before a game at U.S. Cellular Field, is on the Golden Era ballot for the 2012 National Baseball Hall of Fame.

      White Sox great Minnie Minoso, here signing autographs before a game at U.S. Cellular Field, is on the Golden Era ballot for the 2012 National Baseball Hall of Fame.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

 
By Mason Levinson
Bloomberg News

Two Chicago legends, the late Ron Santo of the Cubs and Minnie Minoso of the White Sox, made the list of 10 players or executives from the era spanning 1947-72 that were nominated for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Former star players Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Luis Tiant, Ken Boyer, Tony Oliva and Allie Reynolds as well as executives Buzzie Bavasi and Charlie Finley also were named candidates for the Hall's Golden Era ballot, which is the second of a three-year cycle considering contributors from different eras.

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Candidates receiving votes on 75 percent of ballots cast by a 16-member committee will inducted to the Cooperstown, N.Y., Hall on July 22, joining electees from the Baseball Writers' Association of America balloting.

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