- Associated Press - Monday, December 3, 2012

NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) - Former New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, longtime umpire Hank O’Day and barehanded catcher Deacon White have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame for their excellence through the first half of the 20th century.

The trio was picked by the Hall’s pre-integration committee. The announcement was made Monday at the winter meetings.

Induction ceremonies will be held July 28.