COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - The baseball Hall of Fame has changed
the way that managers, umpires, executives and long-retired players
will be considered for election.
Candidates will be reviewed in three eras: Pre-Integration
(1871-1946), Golden (1947-1972) and Expansion (starting in 1973).
One composite ballot will be considered in each era. The
Expansion Era ballot will include 12 candidates, while the Golden
and Pre-Integration era ballots each will have 10.
The changes were announced Monday and go into effect