Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox were among the candidates considered by the Hall of Fame's expansion era committee in voting scheduled to be announced Monday.
The trio of retired managers was joined on the 12-man ballot by a pair of much-debated figures who died in recent years: New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and pioneering players' union head Marvin Miller.
Among the nine managers with three or more World Series titles, Torre and La Russa are the only ones not in Cooperstown.
Torre and Cox retired as managers after the 2010 season and La Russa after leading St. Louis to the 2011 championship. Torre won four World Series titles with the Yankees, La Russa three with Oakland and the Cardinals, and Cox one with Atlanta. La Russa is third among managers with 2,728 wins; Cox had 2,504 and Torre 2,326.
On the ballot for the sixth time, Miller received 11 of 16 votes when the expansion-era committee last met three years ago, one shy of the required 75 percent. Steinbrenner made his ballot debut in 2010 and received fewer than eight votes, the Hall said, without specifying.
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Joe Torre - Ex Yankee Manager, now MLB Guru, who is in charge of reviewing official scorer decisions unilaterally or referring it to a committee, said he will seek other opinions (including from Tony La Russa) before ruling whether R.A. Dickey has a one-hitter or no-hitter.
“Even though I make these decisions on scoring on a daily basis, obviously what’s at stake here, I just want to make sure we give the decision every opportunity to get more than my opinion,” Torre said . “I have an opinion from what I’ve seen.”
Torre said he would like to see more replay angles. He added that reaching a decision before the weekend is “reasonable.”
“My guess is we should be able to get a varied number of people to look at this and come up with a decision,” Torre said.