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Next stop, Cooperstown (with Cox and Torre?)

Posted on: October 31, 2011 12:44 pm
Edited on: October 31, 2011 12:54 pm
There's absolutely no doubt that Tony La Russa is headed to the Hall of Fame.

And what a Hall of Fame class it could be.

La Russa will be eligible for a December 2013 vote on the "expansion era" ballot for managers and executives, on a ballot that will also include Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and John Schuerholz, among others. The ballot for managers and executives is separate from the player ballot, but Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine will appear on the player ballot for the first time that same year.

All of them could be part of the same induction ceremony in July 2014.

La Russa, Cox, Torre and Schuerholz would be voted on by a 16-member panel, and each would require 12 votes to be elected. There is no maximum on the number of managers or executives voted in in any one year (although each of the 16 voters has a maximum of five votes).


Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: November 2, 2011 6:45 pm

Next stop, Cooperstown (with Cox and Torre?)

The odds of  Torre, La Russa, Cox, and Schuerholz going in is pretty much impossible. How many picks does each voter get on the ballot? Five? Is Steinbrenner on that list?
Your article fails to mention that Frank Thomas will appear on the Ballot as well for the BBWAA.
There's no way that they will all get elected.  

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