Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame

New Hall of Famers: Maddux, Glavine and Thomas

1/8/14 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5135 respect

Blog Photo - elected to National Baseball Hall of FameAfter a disturbing 2013 Hall of Fame ceremony that included zero inductees, the National Baseball Hall of Fame will welcome in 6 new members in 2014.

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas will join managers Joe Torre, Tony LaRussa and Bobby Cox when the Class of 2014 is inducted later this year in Cooperstown, New York.

Maddux was one of the all-time greats, winning four consecutive Cy Young awards from 1992 to 1995 with the Cubs and Braves. He received 97.2% of the vote, a huge share of the votes, but falls short of Tom Seaver's all-time record of 98.84%.

Glavine pitched with Maddux for 10 seasons in Atlanta, and will join him in Cooperstown as a well-deserving first-ballot Hall of Famer. Glavine received 91.9% of votes.

Thomas was the only player in MLB history with 7 straight seasons of 20 HR, 100 RBI, 100 walks and a .300 average. He was another first-ballot Hall of Famer. He was inducted with 83.7% of voters casting a "yes" vote for him.

Craig Biggio finished with 74.8% of the vote, one of the closest misses ever. Mike Piazza, the greatest offensive catcher of all time, received 62.2%.

In his final year on the ballot, pitcher Jack Morris missed out once again, receiving only 61.5% of the vote, far less than the 75% needed for induction.

Congrats to Maddux, Glavine and Thomas on great careers and well-deserved Hall of Fame inductions.
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1/11/14   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

Eric_ wrote:
I'm just saying. With current players, you previously called for them to be watched 24/7, so pardon my surprise that you're not assuming the 3 elected players were on drugs because of when they played. I'm pleasantly surprised, but still surprised.

I'll next be surprised if your response to this comment makes any sense at all and doesn't just sounds like random words strung together.

nah.. just hate anything anyone writes....got to let folks have their own opinions.. especially on an open forum...

1/10/14   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

orangemen90 wrote:
you would not know...but hey ....

I'm just saying. With current players, you previously called for them to be watched 24/7, so pardon my surprise that you're not assuming the 3 elected players were on drugs because of when they played. I'm pleasantly surprised, but still surprised.

I'll next be surprised if your response to this comment makes any sense at all and doesn't just sounds like random words strung together.

1/10/14   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Even though three guys got elected from the "steroid era?" From your past comments, you seem to tar every major leaguer of the past 20 years with that brush.

you would not know...but hey ....

1/9/14   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

orangemen90 wrote:
Really good election this year... No matter the spin by LaBatard..

Even though three guys got elected from the "steroid era?" From your past comments, you seem to tar every major leaguer of the past 20 years with that brush.

1/8/14   |   kantwistaye   |   4201 respect

orangemen90 wrote:
Really good election this year... No matter the spin by LaBatard..
(Edited by kantwistaye)

*LeBatard 

"His" ballot was pretty damn good. Beyond that, he's right.

1/8/14   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

Really good election this year... No matter the spin by LaBatard..

1/8/14   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Congratulations to Maddux, Glavine, and Thomas. All three vote totals are lower than they should be, but in the end the plaque gets made regardless. I look forward to the tributes that will be written about them now and at induction time.

Biggio comes 2 votes short. That's just cruel, and I'd say about any of the candidates, even Morris. Biggio got screwed by the vote limit and the protest voters.

I guess I should be happy Raines didn't drop too much, but it's still an ouch.

I'll have more tomorrow, but I bet Morris gets in the first time the VC takes a look at him.

Finally, in normal years, those throw away votes to guys like Jacques Jones don't bother me, because usually there aren't 10+ guys who could be elected. This year was not normal, so damn do those votes not make any sense, especially if they were the difference in Biggio not getting elected.

1/8/14   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

I've grown to be used with disappointment when it comes to the Hall voting.  Only one of the three elected today deserved it in my opinion.  

1/8/14   |   Pat   |   5135 respect

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