Detroit Tigers' Lou Whitaker again misses out on Baseball Hall of Fame

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Detroit Tigers' Lou Whitaker again misses out on Baseball Hall of Fame

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Lou Whitaker will have to continue waiting for his due.

Whitaker, the former Detroit Tigers’ second baseman — a quiet, smooth-moving, multidimensional player who consistently ranked among the American League’s best during his 19-year career — was not elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday night.

Whitaker was one of 10 former players and executives up for vote on the ballot of this year’s Modern Era Committee, made up of 16 former players and executives.

Ted Simmons, a catcher, and Marvin Miller, an executive, were elected.

Whitaker received six of 16 votes, well shy of the necessary 12 votes for election.

Whitaker hit .276 with 244 home runs and 143 stolen bases. He is a five-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove winner and three-time Silver Slugger award winner.

Whitaker, 62, was on the 1984 World Series champion team with Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, who were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018. Those two were not elected in their 15 years on the ballot; the Modern Era Committee voted them in.

Candidates are required to receive 5% of the vote from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America to remain on the ballot and 75% for induction. Whitaker was on the ballot for only one year — his first year of eligibility, in 2001, when he received 2.9%.

The Modern Era Committee votes twice every five years; Whitaker is next eligible to be named on the ballot in 2022.

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