Murtaugh falls short of Hall of Fame

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Storied Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh once again fell short of garnering enough votes from the Veterans Committee for managers and umpires to be enshrined into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Murtaugh received eight votes from the 16-member panel, but needed 12 to be inducted.

Murtaugh was one of 10 managers/umpires on the ballot. Both Doug Harvey (15 votes) and Whitey Herzog (14 votes) were elected. Murtaugh tied for third with his eight votes.

Murtaugh, who played in Pittsburgh from 1948-51, managed the Pirates for 15 years between 1957 and 1976. He finished with a .540 winning percentage (1,115-950) and two World Championships (1960 and 1971).

The Hall of Fame Veterans Committee for executives/pioneers did not elect anyone into the 2010 class.

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