John Schuerholz could be the next member of the Atlanta Braves to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Schuerholz is among 10 individuals that were named to the Today’s Game Era ballot that will be voted on during the Winter Meetings.
The Today’s Game Era Ballot consists of individuals whose major career contributions took place from the 1988 to the present. The vote will be held on December 5 and Schuerholz will need to capture 75 percent of the votes cast to be inducted next summer.
The Today’s Game Era committee is made up of 16 members and is one of four Era Committees that were identified by the Hall of Fame last summer. The system was put in place as a means for players whose career spanned at least 15 years, as well as managers, executives and umpires with at least 10 year careers to gain induction.
Also appearing on the ballot are Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Will Clark, Orel Hershiser, Mark McGwire, Bud Selig, George Steinbrenner, Davey Johnson and Lou Pinella.
Schuerholz along with Bobby Cox was the architect the Atlanta Braves who were perennial playoff participants during the 90’s. The Braves won the World Series in 1995. He is the only general manager to have won a World Series championship in both leagues having helped guide the Kansas City Royals in 1985.