Former Oriole manager Earl Weaver has made the Veterans Committee short list of 15 candidates for nomination to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992. This is first year of eligibility for Weaver, who never played in the majors but managed more than 14 years and has one of the best winning percentages. The committee and the Baseball Writers Association of America often have been reluctant to elect someone to the hall on his first year of eligibility. The writers vote on players retired at least five years and have elected Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers; the committee votes on non-players and players no longer eligible for election by the writers.
The Evening Sun would like to know what if you think Earl Weaver should get in the Hall of Fame when the committee votes March 17?
To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County) today through midnight. After you hear the greeting, you'll be asked to punch in a four-digit code on your touch-tone phone. Punch 4600 and you'll be connected with "It's Your Call," The Evening Sun's phone survey on topical issues.
"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
Look for the results in tomorrow's Evening Sun.