LOS ANGELES — Former USC baseball player Pat Gillick has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, the veterans’ committee announced Monday. Gillick, a pitcher for USC’s 1958 national championship team, spent 27 seasons as a general manager in the major leagues and built three World Series champions (Toronto in 1992 and 1993 and Philadelphia in 2008).He was a pitcher for USC in 1957 and 1958 before moving on to the player development ranks. Currently, Gillick is a senior advisor for the Phillies after a career as a GM for Toronto, Baltimore, Seattle and Philadelphia.The Chico, Calif., native graduated from USC in 1958 with a degree in business and was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity.Meanwhile, the Halls’ doors were shut for George Steinbrenner and Marvin Miller, a pair of far more divisive figures.Gillick received 13 votes from the 16-man Veterans Committee in totals announced Monday as the winter meetings began. Miller, the union head who revolutionized sports by gaining baseball players free agency and multimillion dollar salaries, got 11 — one shy of the necessary 75 percent.Steinbrenner, who left an indelible imprint on baseball as the New York Yankees blustery and colorful owner from 1973 until his… Read full this story
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