Oliver, Simmons left out of HOF again

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

The Winter Meetings have begun here in Disney (technically, Lake Buena Vista), and one of the first orders of business was for the Expansion Era Committee to announce if it had selected anyone for induction into the Hall of Fame next July.

The 16-member committee considered 12 candidates, including two — Al Oliver and Ted Simmons — with Pittsburgh ties. Pat Gillick turned out to be the only candidate elected. He received 13 votes. Oliver and Simmons each finished with fewer than eight votes. Twelve votes are needed for election.

Oliver spent 10 years as an outfielder/first baseman with the Pirates. Simmons was the organization’s general manager for about a year and a half. 

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