Quick Notes: Eight Managers, Executives and Umpires nominated to be part of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Eight managers, executives and umpires whose primary contributions to the game came within the last 40-plus years will be considered for Hall of Fame election at Baseball's Winter Meetings.
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Eight managers, executives, and umpires whose primary contributions to the game came within the last 40-plus years will be considered for the Hall of Fame election at Baseball's Winter Meetings.
The Contemporary Baseball Era Committee for Managers, Executives, and Umpires will meet for the first time on Sunday, Dec. 3, in Nashville, Tenn. The eight candidates who comprise the Contemporary Baseball Era Committee managers, executives, and umpires ballot include those whose primary contribution to the game from 1980 to the present.
The 16-member Contemporary Baseball Era Players Committee will consider only candidates on the ballot, and any candidate receiving votes on at least 75 percent of all ballots cast will earn induction into the Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2024.
Results of the voting will be announced live on MLB Network on Sunday, Dec. 3, during MLB Tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Cito Gaston, Davey Johnson, Jim Leyland, Ed Montague, Hank Peters, Lou Piniella, Joe West, and Bill White were announced on Oct. 19 as the candidates for the Contemporary Baseball Era Players Committee's consideration.
Any candidates elected will be inducted in Cooperstown on July 21, 2024, along with any electees who emerge from the 2024 Baseball Writers' Association of America election, which will be announced on Jan. 23, 2024, exclusively on MLB Network.
The 16-member Hall of Fame Board-appointed electorate charged with the review of the Contemporary Baseball Era player ballot features Hall of Fame members: Jeff Bagwell, Tom Glavine, Chipper Jones, Bud Selig, Ted Simmons, Jim Thome and Joe Torre; major league executives Sandy Alderson, Bill DeWitt, Michael Hill, Ken Kendrick, Andy MacPhail and Phyllis Merhige; and veteran media members/historians Sean Forman, Jack O'Connell and Jesus Ortiz.
Hall of Fame Chairman of the Board Jane Forbes Clark will serve as the non-voting Chairman of the Contemporary Baseball Era Players Committee.
The eight Contemporary Baseball Era Committee finalists were selected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America-appointed Historical Overview Committee from all eligible candidates whose most significant career impact was realized from 1980 to the present. Eligible candidates include managers and umpires with ten or more major league seasons and who retired for at least five years (candidates who are 65 years or older are eligible six months following retirement); and executives who retired for at least five years (active executives 70 years or older are eligible for consideration regardless of the position they hold in an organization and regardless of whether their body of work has been completed). All candidates must not be on Baseball's Ineligible List.
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