LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Veterans Committee has elected Joe Torre to the Hall of Fame, but not George Steinbrenner.
"It hits you like a sledgehammer," Torre said. "I can't tell you how excited I am."
Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa were also elected. All three were unanimous selections.
Steinbrenner received less than six votes, a nominee needed 12 of 16 to qualify.
The press conference is going on right now. We will have more on the story soon.
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— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) December 9, 2013