Steve Garvey, Tommy John on Baseball Hall of Fame ballot
City News Service | 11/5/2013, 1:08 p.m.
Former Dodgers Steve Garvey and Tommy John were among the 12 finalists announced today from the Expansion Era for the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Each of the finalists needs to receive 75 percent of the votes from a 16-member committee to be elected to the Hall of Fame. The committee, which includes former Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda, will cast their votes at baseball’s winter meetings in Orlando, Fla. Voting results will be announced Dec. 9.
Garvey played with the Dodgers from 1969-82, is fifth in team history in hits and runs batted in and was the 1974 National League MVP. He completed his career by playing with the San Diego Padres from 1983-87.
John pitched for the Dodgers from 1971-78, part of a 26-season career where he won 288 games, 26th most in baseball history.
The ballot for candidates whose greatest contributions came from 1973 to the present also includes Joe Torre, who managed the Dodgers from 2008-2010, former managers Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and Billy Martin, the late New York Yankees owner George M. Steinbrenner and Marvin Miller, who headed the Major League Baseball Players Association from 1966-82.