Ex-Ori­oles on Game Era Hall of Fame bal­lot

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Five for­mer Ori­oles play­ers and a long­time ex­ec­u­tive who grew up in Bal­ti­more and started his ca­reer with the Ori­oles are on the 10-name To­day’s Game Era Base­ball Hall of Fame bal­lot that will be re­viewed and voted upon Dec. 5 at the win­ter meet­ings in Na­tional Har­bor. Out­field­erdes­ig­nated hit­ter Harold Baines, out­fielder Al­bert Belle and first base­man Will Clark are for­mer Ori­oles be­ing con­sid­ered as play­ers; for­mer Ori­oles sec­ond base­man and man­ager Davey John­son and for­mer Ori­oles out­fielder Lou Piniella are be­ing con­sid­ered as man­agers; and John Schuer­holz, who at­tended City, Tow­son State and Loy­ola Col­lege be­fore start­ing work with the Ori­oles in 1966, is be­ing con­sid­ered as an ex­ec­u­tive. The bal­lot also has pitcher Orel Her­shiser, first base­man Mark McGwire, com­mis­sioner Bud Selig and owner Ge­orge Stein­bren­ner. Any can­di­date who re­ceives votes on 75 per­cent of the bal­lots cast by the 16-mem­ber To­day’s Game Era Com­mit­tee (1988 and on) will earn elec­tion and will be in­ducted in Coop­er­stown on July 30 along with any play­ers who emerge from the Base­ball Writ­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica elec­tion, to be an­nounced Jan. 18. The To­day’s Game Era is one of four Eras Com­mit­tees that pro­vides an av­enue for Hall of Fame con­sid­er­a­tion to man­agers, um­pires and ex­ec­u­tives, as well as play­ers re­tired for more than 15 sea­sons. The bal­lot is part of changes to the elec­tion process an­nounced by the Hall’s board of direc­tors in July. Fi­nal­ists were se­lected by the His­tor­i­cal Over­view Com­mit­tee ap­pointed by the BBWAA, made up of 11 veteran his­to­ri­ans. the Week. MEN’S GOLF: McDaniel ju­nior Bran­don Vance was named Cen­ten­nial Con­fer­ence Ath­lete of the Week.

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