Former Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel to be considered for Hall of Fame

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel could be headed to Hall of Fame
Former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel is among ten candidates listed on the Today's Game Era ballot and has a chance now to earn enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The ballot was released on Monday and includes Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Joe Carter, Will Clark, Orel Hershiser, Davey Johnson, Charlie Manuel, Lou Piniella, Lee Smith, and George Steinbrenner.

The ballot will be reviewed and voted upon on Dec. 9 during the Baseball Winter Meetings in Las Vegas.

The candidates were selected by the BBWAA-appointed Historical Overview Committee from all eligible candidates among managers, umpires, executives and long-retired players whose most significant career impact was realized during the time period from 1988 through the present.

Manuel led the Phillies to National League East titles in five straight years from 2007-11, winning NL pennants in 2008 and 2009 and the World Series in 2008. Prior to coming to Philadelphia, he spent time in Cleveland managing the Indians. His .548 career winning percentage ranks 16th all-time among managers with at least 1,000 victories.

Any candidate who receives votes on 75 percent of the ballots cast by the 16-member Today’s Game Era Committee will earn election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and will be inducted in Cooperstown on July 21, 2019,
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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