Lou Whitaker on Hall of Fame's Modern Baseball Era ballot

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Posted at 2:40 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 05:54:09-05

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (WXYZ) — Detroit Tigers great Lou Whitaker has another chance to get into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

He's among the 10 people on the hall of fame's 2020 Modern Baseball era ballot. Results of the ballot will be announced on Dec. 8, 2019.

The Modern Baseball Era Committee consists of 16 members, and any candidate who receives 75 percent of the ballots cast by the committee will be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

If Whitaker gets the votes, he will be inducted into the Hall of Fame with the class of 2020.

Former Tigers Alan Trammell and Jack Morris were on the 2017 Modern Baseball era ballot and both were elected to the Hall of Fame.

Whitaker played 19 seasons for the Tigers, logging 2,390 games with a .276 batting average, 1,084 RBIs and 2,369 hits.

The other people on the ballot for 2020 are: Dwight Evans, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Marvin Miller, Thurman Munson, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker and Ted Simmons