SARASOTA, Fla. -- Earl Weaver described himself as "thrilled" upon learning he had made the Veterans Committee's short list of candidates for nomination to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The ex-Orioles manager is one of 15 candidates who will be considered in the non-playing category, which also includes those who participated in the old Negro League. A like number of former players are also on the ballot submitted by the screening committee.
"Some people have asked me about it, but this is the first time I knew anything about it," Weaver said from his home in southern Florida. "Naturally, I'm thrilled that I'm at least being considered.