Newest Veteran’s Committee Ballot Revealed

Just looked at the Hall of Fame website. They have posted the Veteran’s Committee ballot for the election next month. Here’s the list divided into 3 categories (alphabetically within categories). All are individuals who played, managed, or were executives primarily since 1972:

Players: Dave Concepcion, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Dave Parker, Dan Quisenberry, Ted Simmons

Managers: Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa, Billy Martin, Joe Torre

Executives: Marvin Miller, George Steinbrenner

That’s the entire list. The election is in December during the winter meetings. Make your own choices. I’ll detail mine in 3 later posts divided into the categories listed above. I know you’ll be waiting on pins and needles.


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4 Responses to “Newest Veteran’s Committee Ballot Revealed”

  1. William Miller Says:

    I actually think all four managers belong in The Hall, along with the two executives listed. Among the players, only Ted Simmons would get my vote.

  2. glenrussellslater Says:

    Tommy John and Steve Garvey would get my vote among the players.

    But WHERE is Jim Kaat?

    I agree with Bill. All four managers belong in, as much as I UTTERLY despise Billy Martin (and if you think I hated him, my grandfather in Brooklyn hated him more than ANYONE), and I don’t like LaRussa, personally, either. But since we’re talking about managerial performance and not personalities, yeah, put ’em all in.

    When is the guy that I MOST hope will make it??? He’s being overlooked and “dissed”.

    That man is Saturnino Orestes Armas (Arrieta) Minoso, more commonly known as “Minnie”.


    • verdun2 Says:

      the way they’ve divided the Vet’s Committee (1876-1946, 1947-1971, 1972-present) Minnie Minoso won’t be available for consideration until next year’s ballot.

  3. W.k. kortas Says:

    I agree with Bill on all four managers, and I have no objections to Simmons. You could probably argue that if Jim Rice is in, Dave Parker should be as well, but that assumes Rice is deserving. Marvin Miller is, in my view, a no-brainer, not that he has a prayer.

    As an aside, I hope the Hall gets to Bill James while he’s still alive.

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