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Schuerholz, Selig elected to HOF; players on deck Jan. 18

WASHINGTON — John Schuerholz, Braves and Royals general manager, and former commissioner Bud Selig were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Dec. 4. They enter the hall of fame through the Today’s Game Era Committee. Players in the Class of 2017, voted by the baseball writers, will be announced Jan. 18.

Schuerholz is the sixth non-owner, front office executive elected to the Hall; Selig is the game’s ninth commissioner to be elected. Candidates failing to reach the 75 percent mark for election wee Lou Piniella (43.8 percent), while Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Will Clark, Orel Hershiser, Davey Johnson, Mark McGwire and George Steinbrenner each received fewer than five votes.

The induction ceremony will be held July 30 in Cooperstown.

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