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Torre, La Russa, Cox on Hall of Fame ballot

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 4, 2013 at 12:19 pm •  Published: November 4, 2013
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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox will join holdovers George Steinbrenner and Marvin Miller on the Hall of Fame expansion era committee ballot next month.

Dave Concepcion, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Billy Martin and Ted Simmons also are held over from the 2010 ballot, while Dave Parker and Dan Quisenberry have been added. Vida Blue, Ron Guidry, Al Oliver and Rusty Staub have been dropped.

The committee will gather at the winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and its vote will be announced there Dec. 9.

Torre and Cox retired as managers after the 2010 season and La Russa after leading the St. Louis Cardinals to the 2011 World Series championship.

Torre led the New York Yankees to World Series titles in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000 and finished with a 2,326-1,997 record as a big league manager, also spending time with the New York Mets, Atlanta, St. Louis and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

La Russa is third in wins among managers with a 2,728-2,365 record that also included time with the Chicago White Sox and Oakland. He won World Series titles with the Athletics in 1989 and the Cardinals in 2006 and '11.

Cox, who led Atlanta to the 1995 Series title, is fourth in career wins with a 2,504-2,001 record that also included time with Toronto. He led the Braves to 14 straight division titles from 1991-05.

Steinbrenner was the New York Yankees owner from 1973 until his death in July 2010, and the team won seven World Series championships, 11 AL pennants and 16 AL East titles during his reign. He appeared on the ballot for the first time that December and received fewer than eight votes. The panel elected former Toronto general manager Pat Gillick, who appeared on 13 of 16 ballots.

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