Gene Elston who broadcast games for the Cubs and the Colt .45s/Astros for 43 seasons.
The other nine finalists for the award were: Dave Niehaus, Bill King, Jacques Doucet, Tom Cheek, Ken Coleman, Denny Matthews, Dizzy Dean, Toby Kubek, and Graham McNamee.
The special election for Negro League players and executives will be held on February 27. Those candidates will be chosen by a special 12-person committee. One ballot is already done as the late Robert Peterson is believed to have filled out his ballot before his passing last week.