LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. The trio of retired managers was joined on the 12-man ballot by a pair of much-debated figures who died in recent years: New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and pioneering players' union head Marvin Miller.
Among the nine managers with three or more World Series titles, Torre and La Russa are the only ones not in Cooperstown. The vote announcement is scheduled for Monday morning at the meetings site near Orlando.
''He's going to go to the Hall of Fame,'' La Russa's former closer in Oakland, Dennis Eckersley, predicted last year.
Torre and Cox retired as managers after the 2010 season and La Russa after leading St. Torre won four World Series titles with the Yankees, La Russa three with Oakland and the Cardinals, and Cox one with Atlanta. La Russa is third among managers with 2,728 wins; Cox had 2,504 and Torre 2,326.
On the ballot for the sixth time, Miller received 11 of 16 votes when the expansion-era committee last met three years ago, one shy of the required 75 percent. Steinbrenner made his ballot debut in 2010 and received fewer than eight votes, the Hall said, without specifying.
By the time the vote is announced, the lobby in the Dolphin hotel near Walt Disney World should be filled with agents and team officials arriving for the four-day session.
When the meetings were held here three years ago, the ballroom where deals are announced wasn't even set up when agent Scott Boras and Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo walked in to discuss a just-completed, $126 million, seven-year contract for outfielder Jayson Werth.
The eve this year wasn't as dramatic. He's been a great player, a great Yankee,'' New York general manager Brian Cashman said of Cano during an event Sunday in Stamford, Conn. New York has committed $307 million to add Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran and Kelly Johnson and to retain Hiroki Kuroda and Brendan Ryan.
''We have enough voids that we don't have to prioritize any one,'' Cashman said.
It appears the Yankees have little chance of getting under the $189 million luxury tax threshold for next season. That leaves them about $5 million for the rest of their 40-man roster, given that the payroll for tax purposes includes between $11 million and $12 million for benefits.
New York would gain some flexibility if Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension is upheld and it doesn't have to pay his $25 million salary.
AP Baseball Writer Janie McCauley and AP Sports Writers Stephen Hawkins and Howie Rumberg contributed to this report.