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Former Reds shortstop Davey Concepcion is one of 12 finalists on this year's Expansion Era ballot. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – In an era where shortstops were fielders first, Davey Concepcion was one of the best.

In an era where shortstops were not expected to contribute much offensively, Davey Concepcion emerged as one of the most consistent hitters on Cincinnati's legendary Big Red Machine.

Now, as the Expansion Era Committee considers candidates for Cooperstown, Davey Concepcion stands on the verge of the Hall of Fame.

Vida Blue will appear on the 2011 Expansion Era ballot for election to the Baseball Hall of Fame. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – He was the baseball story of 1971, and Vida Blue turned that season into his own at the age of only 22.

And yet Blue's best – as a pitching anchor of the dynastic Oakland A's teams of that decade – was still to come. Now, Blue stands one step short of the ultimate milestone: The Hall of Fame.

From left: Tom Cheek, Bill King and Jacques Doucet will appear on the final ballot for the 2011 Ford C. Frick Award. (TOR, OAK, Jacquesdoucet.com)

Tom Cheek, Bill King and Jacques Doucet received the most votes in the Ford C. Frick Award ballot voting in September at the Baseball Hall of Fame's Facebook site.

Cheek, King and Doucet will be placed on the ballot for the 2011 Frick Award, along with seven other legendary baseball broadcasters. The complete ballot will be announced in the coming weeks. The winner of the 2011 Frick Award will be announced at Baseball's Winter Meetings Dec. 5-8 in Orlando, Fla.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Board of Directors has restructured the procedures to consider managers, umpires, executives and long-retired players for election to the Hall of Fame.

The changes, effective immediately, maintain the high standards for earning election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The voting process will now focus on three eras, as opposed to four categories, with three separate electorates to consider a single composite ballot of managers, umpires, executives and long-retired players.

Andre Dawson will join manager Whitey Herzog and umpire Doug Harvey as the Hall of Fame Class of 2010. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

New York, NY — Andre Dawson, a five-tool player who won eight Gold Glove and four Silver Slugger Awards in a career spanning 21 seasons with the Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox and Florida Marlins, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in balloting verified by Ernst & Young. He will be inducted into the Hall July 25 at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Doug Harvey and Whitey Herzog were elected by the Veterans Committee to the Class of 2010 at the Hall of Fame. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Doug Harvey, a five-time World Series umpire, and Whitey Herzog, a six-time division winner and manager of the 1982 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame at Baseball’s Winter Meetings in Indianapolis by the Hall of Fame Veterans Committee for Managers and Umpires, it was announced Dec. 7.

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