2008 Hall of Fame Election
The 2008 Hall of Fame Election was announced on January 8, 2008. Candidates needed to receive 408 of a possible 543 votes. Candidates who received less than 28 votes were dropped from future consideration. Dave Concepcion was also dropped after failing to be elected in his 15th year on the ballot.
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A new incarnation of the Veterans Committee took hold in 2008. Gone were the votes of all living Hall of Famers and in was a sixteen man committee to select inductees from four ballots: Pre 1943 players, Post 1943 players, Umpires & Managers and Executives. Pre 1943 players would be voted on every five years, post 1943 players in odd years, and off-field personnel in even years. For 2008 this meant that it was a off-field personnel election. 16 ballots were cast for managers & umpires and 12 for executives, meaning 12 and 9 votes were needed to get elected. If a person received less than 3 votes their actual total was not announced.
Managers & Umpires