The Baseball Hall of Fame released the ten candidates the Golden Age Committee will consider for induction in 2015. The candidates are: Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Gil Hodges, Bob Howsam, Jim Kaat, Minnie Miñoso, Tony Oliva, Billy Pierce, Luis Tiant and Maury Wills.
There are obviously a few candidates with White Sox connections. And many of the candidates have good cases that can be made for them. I'm only going to address one: Miñoso.
Miñoso, who will be 89 next month, fell three votes short of the necessary twelve for induction the last time the Golden Age Committee met in 2012.
Around that time there were discussions and debates, both here at SSS and elsewhere, regarding the merits of the Cuban Comet's case. While his MLB numbers are insufficient for the Hall of Fame, a frequently cited argument is that Miñoso should be given credit for the fact that he did not play regularly in the majors until he was 25, at least in part because of the color of his skin. Factoring in two or three more seasons at the start of his career, he would have had a good shot to attain the stat line deemed worthy of a Hall of Famer
Not everyone buys that argument. For example, Rob Neyer wrote about how he changed his mind on Miñoso's merit: