A pair of former Orioles — outfielder-designated hitter Harold Baines and reliever Lee Smith — were selected Sunday for the 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame class by the Today's Game Era committee.
With their elections, announced Sunday night at baseball’s Winter Meetings, the pair of 1994 Orioles teammates will be enshrined together after their respective candidacies didn’t garner the required votes from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America who vote on the Hall of Fame class annually.
“We were very shocked when we got the phone call,” Baines said on a conference call. “I wasn't really expecting it, but very grateful that it happened.”
Baines fell off the...