Lee Smith, Harold Baines headed to Hall of Fame

first_imgLongtime closer Lee Smith and smooth-swinging Harold Baines have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.Former outfielder and manager Lou Piniella fell one vote short.The results by the 16-member Today’s Game Era Committee were announced Sunday at the winter meetings.Smith, a minor-pitching consultant with the Giants, and Baines, an All-Star with the A’s in the early 1990s, both debuted in Chicago during the 1980 season Smith began with the Cubs and went on to post a then-record 478 saves …last_img

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