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Ray Dandridge in Baseball Hall

March 03, 1987|Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. — Ray Dandridge, who starred in the Negro Leagues in the 1930s and 1940s, was selected today for entry to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee, which again bypassed Phil Rizzuto, Leo Durocher and Joe Gordon.

The infielder, now 73 and a resident of Palm Bay, Fla., also played in the American Assn. and finished his career in 1953 in the Pacific Coast League. He never played in the major leagues. It took at least 14 votes from the 18-member committee for selection to the Hall of Fame and only Dandridge was able to poll enough votes in the two ballots allowed.

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