Baseball Hall of Fame announce voting changes

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