The other members of the pre-1943 Veterans Committee final ballot are Bill Dahlen, Wes Ferrell, Carl Mays, Allie Reynolds, Vern Stephens, Mickey Vernon, Bucky Walters and Deacon White.Magee spent 1904-14 with Philadelphia, and his name is sprinkled among the categories of the club's all-time record holders. His finest season in Philadelphia came in 1910, when he led the league in batting (.310), RBIs (123), runs (110), total bases (263), on-base percentage (.445), slugging average (.507) and OPS (.952), and finished second in doubles (39) and triples (17). He produced again in 1914, leading the league in hits, doubles, RBIs, extra-base hits, total bases and slugging, good enough for a seventh-place tie in MVP voting. He left the Phillies after the 1914 season -- Philadelphia went to its first World Series the following year -- and spent the next 2 1/2 seasons with the Boston Braves. He finished his career with the Cincinnati Reds, and netted two pinch-hitting appearances for the team in the 1919 World Series, a series that was marred by the infamous Chicago "Black" Sox scandal, when eight White Sox players were accused of throwing the Series. Considered one of the most underrated players of his era, Magee was one of the few players who combined slugging with speed, finishing his career with a .427 slugging percentage and 441 stolen bases, including 23 steals of home plate. A career .291 hitter with 83 home runs in 2,087 games played, Magee finished in the top five in slugging seven seasons and finished first twice. He later played in the Minors and umpired in the New York-Penn League (1927) and the National League (1928). He passed away in Philadelphia at age 44, a victim of pneumonia. It will soon be determined whether his career was Hall of Fame worthy.
Ken Mandel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less