A year removed from one of the worst Baseball Hall of Fame showings in history, the prestigious “Hall” finally decided to get it’s act together and start opening the door to baseball’s brightest stars once again. As fate would have it, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Monday that three managers would be elected to the Hall thanks to the 16-member Expansion Era Committee.
With a combined nine World Series Championships, this trio will forever be linked together as one of the best group of managers to ever walk onto the diamond. It’s easy to see that managerial jobs in MLB are incredibly difficult, and unlike head coaches in the NBA — Jason Kidd — these men actually have to manage their teams and deserve all the recognition in the world because of it.
The best part about these three managers is that they should all be alive when their names are called July 27th, 2014 in Cooperstown, New York. Far too often, great baseball players and managers are denied of the honor while alive, but are voted in to the Hall just months after death. Any fan of Ron Santo or the Chicago Cubs knows that the former third basemen would have loved to see him own enshrinement. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.
Moreover, baseball got it right as three of the best managers of all time can finally enjoy the game’s highest accolade.