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Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 12/ 6/2010

Pat Gillick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame; Marvin Miller, Steinbrenner fall short

By Cindy Boren

Pat Gillick, the former general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays, has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in voting by the Expansion Era Committee.

Marvin Miller, former executive director of the players' union, missed election by one vote, receiving 11 of the 12 votes needed from the 16-person committee. "It is an amusing anomaly that the Hall of Fame has made me famous," Miller said, "by keeping me out."

George Steinbrenner, the New York Yankees' owner who died over the summer, also was not elected, in his first go-round. Others under consideration and not elected were Dave Concepcion, Vida Blue, Steve Garvey, Ron Guidry, Tommy John, Billy Martin, Al Oliver, Ted Simmons and Rusty Staub.

Gillick, a senior adviser to the Phillies, was the only candidate elected by the committee that includes Hall of Fame players, executives and sports writers. He received 13 votes.

The Expansion Era Committee is part of a revision of the Veterans Committee and this year it considered players and executives from post-1973. Players and executives from the Golden Era of 1947-72 will be considered next year and players and executives from the Pre-Integration Era (1871-1946) will be considered the year after.

By Cindy Boren  | December 6, 2010; 11:28 AM ET
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If you measure impact on the game, Marvin Miller is a giant deserving enshrinement. He made a few enemies causing their payback and we can debate the pros and cons of his work in light of today's exorbitant salaries.

Posted by: Carlpaguy | December 6, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations to Gillick. Now we see why Orioles management ran him off ... Gillick is not down to their standards.

Posted by: VirginiaLonghorn | December 6, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

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