Baseball executive Pat Gillick elected to Hall of Fame - ESPN
Pat Gillick, whose teams won three World Series titles in 27 years as a major league general manager, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Monday by the Veterans Committee.
Gillick was GM of the Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners and Philadelphia Phillies, winning World Series titles with the Blue Jays in 1992 and 1993, and with the Phillies in 2008. He received 13 votes from the 16-man committee.
12 of 16 votes are needed for induction. Marvin Miller received 11, his best showing ever. Since he has attracted more support each election, next year would seem ripe for a win. If he is still with us then, he will be close to 95 years of age.
Dace Concepcion was the next closest with eight votes, and they don't tell you how many votes you got if there were fewer than eight, they just tell you that you got fewer than eight. On that list were Billy Martin, Steinbrenner and the others.