The 16-member Expansion Era Committee commissioned with the review of the 12-name ballot of managers, executives and long-retired players featured Hall of Famers Rod Carew, Andre Dawson, Carlton Fisk, Whitey Herzog, Tommy Lasorda, Paul Molitor, Phil Niekro and Frank Robinson; major league executives Paul Beeston, Andy MacPhail, David Montgomery and Jerry Reinsdorf; and veteran historians Steve Hirdt, Bruce Jenkins, Jack O’Connell and Jim Reeves.
Hall Chairman Jane Forbes Clark served as the non-voting chairman of the Expansion Era Committee.
Cox, La Russa and Torre will be joined in the Hall’s Class of 2014 by anyone elected via the 2014 BBWAA voting, which will be announced Jan. 8.
The winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing will be announced today, followed by the winner of the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting Wednesday.