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Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

January 9th, 2014 at 11:34 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

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Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are the three newest members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Plain Dealer reported yesterday.

They received at least 75 percent of the votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Maddux won 355 games, and he was listed 97 percent of voters’ ballots after a career that included four Cy Young awards. Glavine racked up 305 wins and two Cy Young awards.

Maddux and Glavine won played for the 1995 Atlanta Braves team that beat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. Bobby Cox, who managed that team, was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee last month.

Thomas was a powerful and versatile slugger for the Chicago White Sox. The Big Hurt slugged 521 home runs and batted .301 for his career.

Craig Biggio, longtime second baseman for the Houston Astros, collected more than 3,000 hits in his career but fell just two votes short of induction.

Tags: Baseball, Cleveland, Cleveland Indians, MLB

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