joe_torre_last_gameAs the winter meetings begin, the expansion era committee voted on the newest Baseball Hall of Fame inductees and a former Dodger manager was elected.

The expansion era committee is a 16-member group that votes on retired players that are no longer eligible to be elected by the BBWAA, as well as managers, umpires and executives that made their contributions after 1973.

According to Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times, a Dodger manager that led the team to back-to-back NLCS was elected for the 2014 induction:

Torre was elected, along with fellow managers Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox, to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 27, 2014, in Cooperstown, New York. The three managers were all unanimously elected and go into the hall with over 2,000 career victories.

The 73-year-old Torre spent three seasons as the Dodgers manager from 2008-2010 and led them to two National League West titles. In three years, he finished with an overall record of 259-227 before giving way to Don Mattingly. Torre’s teams made the NLCS in 2008 and 2009 but fell to the Philadelphia Phillies both years.

Torre came over from the New York Yankees after the 2007 season, replacing the Dodgers’ Grady Little. He had his greatest success in New York, leading the Yankees to 10 American League East titles and four World Series championships. Before the Yankees, Torre managed the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals and spent 29 seasons as a manager in total. He compiled 2,326 victories, six pennants and the four World Series.

Before his managerial career, Torre spent 18 years in the major leagues with the Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Cardinals and Mets. He was named the 1971 MVP and was a nine-time All-Star.

He currently serves as the Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations for Major League Baseball.

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