Toronto, Canada – NEW YORK (Reuters) - Whitey Herzog, a six-time division winner and manager of the 1982 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, and umpire Doug Harvey have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.
Harvey, who umpired in the National League for 31 seasons and officiated in five World Series, received 15 of a possible 16 votes in balloting that was held Sunday in Indianapolis and announced on Monday.
Eight managers and two umpires were considered by the 16-member committee. Twelve votes were necessary to gain the 75 percent necessary for election.
Harvey and Herzog will be enshrined July 25, 2010, as part of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, New York along with whoever might emerge from the Baseball Writers' Association of America voting, which will be announced Jan 6.
(Writing by Larry Fine in New York, editing by Pritha Sarkar)