Former Major League Baseball (MLB) manager Jim Leland, 78, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame next year.
The Contemporary Committee (formerly known as the Veterans Committee), comprised of Hall of Fame inductees, former owners or general managers, and journalists, announced today that it has selected Leland for induction into the Hall of Fame next year.
The Contemporary Committee is the organization that elects retired big leaguers, former managers, team administrators and others who have made a significant impact on the game of big league baseball but are not eligible for the BBWAA ballot.
Leland swept the ballot of the 16-member Hall of Fame Committee with 15 votes, 카지노사이트 narrowly missing the threshold for induction (12 votes – 75 percent of the vote).
Former Bishop Lou Pinella received 11 votes, one short of the threshold.
This is the first time in 10 years that a former head coach has been voted into the Hall of Fame by the committee since 2013, when three living legends – Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre – were unanimously elected.
Leland managed four franchises – the Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins (now Miami Marlins), Colorado Rockies and Detroit Tigers – and won 1,769 career games, leading Florida to a World Series title in 1997.
He also led Detroit to two American League championships.
Most notably, Leland etched his name into big league history as one of only 10 managers in history to win both the American and National Leagues.
In 2017, he also served as the manager of Team USA at the World Baseball Classic (WBC), giving his country its first victory in the tournament.
Leland will be inducted into the Hall of Fame next July in Cooperstown, N.Y., alongside inductees elected by BBWAA ballot in January 2024. 온라인카지노