Sunday, December 03, 2023

Jim Leyland Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

Former manager Jim Leyland has been elected to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame in a vote of the Contemporary Baseball Era Non-Players Committee.

"Leyland received 15 of a possible 16 votes (93.8%), while Piniella received 11 (68.8%), White received 10 (62.5%) and Gaston, Johnson, Montague, Peters and West each received fewer than five votes." A candidate needed to receive 12 or more votes (i.e., from at least 75% of the committee) to be elected.

Jay Jaffe wrote a particularly compelling case in favor of Bill White.

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