Former Mets manager Davey Johnson, who was at the helm when the club won the 1986 World Series, is a candidate for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on the 2019 Today's Game Era ballot.
The Today's Game ballot is for managers, umpires, executives, and players whose greatest contributions to the game came between 1988 and the present, and is voted on by a 16-person committee made up of Hall of Fame members, executives, and veteran media members.
The 75-year-old Johnson, who managed the Mets (1984-1990), Reds (1993-95), Orioles (1996-97), Dodgers (1999-2000), and Nationals (2011-13), had a career 1,372-1,071 in 17 seasons, with his .562 winning percentage ranking 12th all-time among managers with at least 10 years of service.
Voting will take place during the 2018 Winter Meetings in Las Vegas this December. In order to get elected, a candidate must receive 75 percent of the vote.
Along with Johnson, Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Joe Carter, Will Clark, Orel Hershiser, and Lee Smith (as players), Charlie Manuel and Lou Piniella (as managers), and George Steinbrenner (as owner of the Yankees) are on the ballot this year.