LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox, baseballs winningest managers over the past four decades, were unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame on Monday by the expansion era committee. Each won more than 2,000 games and was selected on all 16 ballots when the committee met Sunday ahead of baseballs winter meetings. "Managing against them, you certainly learned things," said Torre, now an executive vice-president for Major League Baseball. "I am honoured to go into the Hall with these two guys." Induction ceremonies will be held July 27 in Cooperstown, N.Y. Torre became the fifth manager to win four World Series championships, leading the Yankees to titles in 1996 and from 1998-00 -- beating Coxs Braves twice. After making only one trip to the playoffs in 14 seasons with the New York Mets, St. Louis and Atlanta, Torre guided the Yankees to the post-season in all 12 of his years in New York with a cool, patient demeanour. His popularity rankled owner George Steinbrenner, who didnt receive the necessary 75 per cent of the vote for election in his second appearance on the ballot. Torre finished his career by leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to two NL West titles in three seasons, retiring after 2010 with a record of 2,326-1,997. Hes the only manager to have more than 2,000 hits as a player -- he was the 1971 NL MVP -- and 2,000 wins in the dugout. "Joe taught a lot of us about how to win the right way and lose the right way," La Russa said. La Russa won World Series titles with Oakland in 1989 and with St. Louis in 2006 and 11, retiring days after beating the Texas Rangers in a seven-game thriller. Of the nine managers with three or more World Series titles, the other seven all have been inducted. La Russa finished with the third-most wins by a manager in a career that began with the Chicago White Sox in 1979 and ended with a record of 2,728-2,365. Coxs managerial career began in 1978 with Atlanta, but he was fired after four seasons -- only one above .500. A four-year run in Toronto ended in 1985 with an AL East title, and Ted Turner lure him back to the Braves as their GM. Cox returned to the dugout in 1990, and following one losing season he went on one of the most successful regular-season runs by any skipper, leading the Braves to 14 straight division titles and a World Series championship in 1995. He retired in 2010 fourth behind La Russa in career wins with a record of 2,504-2,001. Fiercely loyal to his players, Cox was ejected a major league record 159 times. Two of his pitchers during the remarkable stretch during the 90s, 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, head the newcomers on this years players ballot. Results of voting by the Baseball Writers Association of American is scheduled for Jan. 8. "It would be quite an honour to go in with those two guys," Cox said. "I just hope Glav and Mad Dog can be on the stage with me. "That would be the final finishing touch, going in with those two." Marvin Miller, the pioneering head of the players association from 1966-81, was rejected for admission to the Hall for the sixth time he appeared on a committee ballot. He fell one vote short of induction in 2010 and received no more than six votes this year. And that disappointed Don Fehr, the executive director of the NHL Players Association. Fehr worked with Miller the final six-plus seasons he headed up the baseball players association before serveing as union head from 1983 until 2009. "Marvin should have been elected to the Hall many years ago," Fehr said in a statement. "It is a sad and sorry state of affairs that he has not been, and continues to reflect poorly on the very organization that has as its purpose recognizing and celebrating baseballs best." Tony Clark, the current head of the baseball players association, agreed. "Words cannot adequately describe the level of disappointment and disbelief I felt when learning that once again the Hall of Fame has chosen to ignore Marvin Miller and his unparalleled contributions to the growth and prosperity of Major League Baseball," he said in a statement. "Over the past 50 years, no individual has come close to matching Marvins impact on the sport. "Despite the election results, Marvins legacy remains intact, and will only grow stronger, while the credibility of the Hall of Fame continues to suffer." This years committee included Hall of Famers Rod Carew, Carlton Fisk, Whitey Herzog, Tom Lasorda, Paul Molitor, Joe Morgan, Phil Niekro and Frank Robinson; Toronto president Paul Beeston; retired club executive Andy MacPhail; Philadelphia president Dave Montgomery; White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf; Steve Hirdt of the Elias Sports Bureau; Bruce Jenkins of the San Francisco Chronicle; BBWAA Secretary-Treasurer Jack OConnell; and retired Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter Jim Reeves. This years ballot, chosen by a BBWAA-appointed historical overview committee, covers baseballs expansion era. Players, managers, umpires, executives whose most significant impact was from 1973 on were considered as part of a three-year cycle. The golden era (1947-72) will be voted on in 2014 and the pre-integration era (1871-1946) will be judged in 2015. J. R. Richard Jersey . 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Paul George scored 21 points, Roy Hibbert added 19 and the Pacers used a dominant fourth quarter to blow out the Cavaliers 91-76 on Tuesday The Pacers (25-5) have won eight in a row over Cleveland, their longest active streak against any opponent.BALTIMORE -- In his first year with the Baltimore Orioles, Brian Roberts played shortstop alongside third baseman Cal Ripken, Jr., who was in the final year of what turned out to be a Hall of Fame career. Now in his first season with the New York Yankees, Roberts is lining up next to shortstop Derek Jeter -- whos putting the finishing touches on what appears to be a Hall of Fame career. "Ive definitely been extremely blessed to take part in both of their last years," Roberts said. "They have so many similarities: the way they go about the game, the way they go about their business on and off the field, so professional in both ways, so respected by everyone. When you play with each of them you see why. They both do just do everything the right way, treat people the right way. Its something that all of us can learn from." The 36-year-old Roberts wont soon forget the experience. "We all take things from every place that weve been and people that we play with, but certainly when you play with guys of that calibre and that stature in the game, I think its special for all of us to have the opportunity to do that," he said. Roberts played 51 games at shortstop in 2001, his first year with the Orioles, and has been at second base ever since. After spending 13 years with the Orioles, he signed as a free agent with the Yankees in January. He returned to Camden Yards on Friday for the first time since his departure. "Its crazy," he said in the New York clubhouse. "I dont know if I walked in here one time in my career. Its definitely strange tto walk by the home clubhouse and come over here but its kind of a new chapter of life.dddddddddddd Im certainly excited to be back. Spent the night in my house. Good to sleep in your own bed sometimes." Roberts was extremely popular in Baltimore, but during the later stages of his career he played sparingly because of a variety of injuries -- most notably a concussion that impacted his 2011 and 2012 seasons. Being healthy with the Yankees was just what he wanted when he opted to play another year. "Its been great. Thats all I was hoping for this year was to have the opportunity to get out and play on a consistent basis and feel healthy and feel like I was contributing," Roberts said. "From that standpoint, its certainly been a year Ive been pleased with." Playing with the Orioles, however, was tough to beat. "Certainly the 13 years that I had in Baltimore were the best years of my life," Roberts said. "No one can take that away from us. Very appreciative to have those years. And now, to do this is just something new." 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