Charlie Manuel is Being Considered for the Hall of Fame
Former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel led the club to their second World Series victory and four other playoff appearances. That experience combined with his time as manager of the Cleveland Indians has earned the former manager at least consideration for one of baseball's highest honors: The National Baseball Hall of Fame. Manuel is on the "Today's Game Era" Hall of Fame Ballot.
Scott Lauber of Philly.com reports that Manuel is one of 10 names on the ballot. The ballot includes former managers Lou Pinella and Davey Johnson, the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and former players Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Joe Carter, Will Clark, Orel Hershiser, and Lee Smith.
There are 16 voters for this award. 12 votes are necessary for someone to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in this matter. This particular committee only meets twice in a five-year period, Lauber notes.
Manuel may have lesser numbers than the other managers under consideration and might not be elected. But just being named is a recognition of his great work in the game.
Results will be announced December 9.