Base­ball Hall of Fame makes vot­ing change

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NEW YORK — Base­ball’s Hall of Fame is cut­ting the num­ber of vot­ers in its an­nual elec­tion by elim­i­nat­ing writ­ers who have not been ac­tive for more than 10 years. The change was an­nounced Tues­day by the Hall’s board of di­rec­tors. Un­til now, the elec­torate has in­cluded peo­ple who have been ac­tive mem­bers of the Base­ball Writ­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica for 10 con­sec­u­tive years at any point. The Hall says in a state­ment “BBWAA mem­bers pre­vi­ously hold­ing Hall of Fame vot­ing priv­i­leges who are no longer ac­tive in the game and are more than 10 years re­moved from ac­tive sta­tus will have the op­por­tu­nity for an­nual re­in­state­ment, based on their cov­er­age of the game in the pre­ced­ing year.” Be­fore the change, about 650 peo­ple were el­i­gi­ble to vote.

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