Part of my ongoing effort to catalog my Hall of Fame-related coverage at SI.com for this site.
The Golden Era is one of three periods defined by the Hall when it split the Veterans Committee into three subcommittees in 2010. It covers those candidates whose careers had their greatest impact between 1947 and 1972; the other periods are the Pre-Integration Era (up to 1946) and the Expansion Era (1973 onward). Candidates from each era are considered on a triennial cycle; the last Golden Era vote, conducted in December 2011, saw Ron Santo finally elected, albeit a year after he had passed away.
Part 1: Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Gil Hodges, Bob Howsam, Jim Kaat
Part 2: Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva, Billy Pierce, Luis Tiant, Maury Wills
Minnie Minoso obit (March 2015)