Cooperstown Welcomes Six New Members

7/28/14 in MLB   |   ellenpiehl   |   21 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsToday, the Baseball Hall Of Fame welcomed six new members  Three players and three managers.  All deserving of this honor.

Two of the players inducted pitched for the Atlanta Braves and have over 300 wins under their belt.

Greg Maddux won 355 games in his career, making it the eighth highest figure in Major League Baseball history.  Former teammate, Tom Glavine, won 305 games in his 22 seasons (17 were with the Braves).  Glavine's 305 victories is fourth among left handers.   Former Braves manager, Bobby Cox was also inducted today.  Cox led the Braves to a World Series title in 1995.  Cox also won a record of 14 division titles in a row.

The other player who was inducted into Cooperstown is the "Big Hurt" Frank Thomas.  Thomas played 16 of his 19 seasons with the Chicago White Sox.

The other two managers who was inducted today were Tony La Russa and Joe Torre.

Torre won four World Series titles with the New York Yankees.   La Russa won three World Series titles.  He won the World Series with the Oakland A's and two with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Congratulations to all six inductees!  Well done.
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7/30/14   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

Only two really deserved to be in the Hall.  Maddux and LaRussa. 

Also, Cox did not win 14 straight divisions.  He won 11 straight and 14 of 15.  But they were not consecutive.