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this is a discussion within the Everything Else Community Forum; NEW YORK (AP) Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, while Craig Biggio fell two votes short. Maddux was picked on 555 of 571 ballots by members of the Baseball ...

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Old 01-08-2014, 02:11 PM   #1
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Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are elected to the baseball Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, while Craig Biggio fell two votes short.

Maddux was picked on 555 of 571 ballots by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. His 97.2 percentage was the eighth-highest in the history of voting.

Glavine, Maddux's longtime teammate in the Atlanta rotation, appeared on 525 ballots and received 91.9 percent. Thomas, the Hall of Famer who spent the majority of his career was a designated hitter, was at 483.

Biggio, in his second appearance, was at 427 votes and 74.8 percent, matching Nellie Fox in 1985 and Pie Traynor in 1947 for the smallest margin to just miss.

Jack Morris, in his 15th and final appearance, fell 78 votes short at 61.5 percent on a crowded ballot.

Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Rafael Palmeiro, who all compiled big numbers but were tainted by the Steroids Era, each saw their vote percentages drop. Clemens drew the most votes among the group at 35.4 percent.

Maddux, Glavine and Thomas will be inducted in Cooperstown on July 27 along with managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa, elected last month by the expansion-era committee. -- Ronald Blum, AP Sports Writer


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I'm a little shocked Biggio didn't make it as well.

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

All little common sense goes a long way.
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All very deserving, including Biggio IMO.
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Biggio was dissed. 3000 hits and 2 votes shy. Sad.
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Good for them. Biggio will get in.
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Re: Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are elected to the baseball Hall of Fame

Just saw this crazy stat regarding Maddux...

He faced 20,421 batters during his career and only 310 saw a 3-0 count. 177 of those were intentional walks
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Re: Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are elected to the baseball Hall of Fame

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Just saw this crazy stat regarding Maddux...

He faced 20,421 batters during his career and only 310 saw a 3-0 count. 177 of those were intentional walks


Wow, that is just simply amazing.

Its odd, my two favorite pitchers of all time are Greg Maddux and Nolan Ryan.

They could not be more different.
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Re: Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are elected to the baseball Hall of Fame

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Maddux was picked on 555 of 571 ballots by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. His 97.2 percentage was the eighth-highest in the history of voting.
Wait, somebody DIDN'T vote for Maddux? WTF
Must have been Cubs fans.
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Wait, somebody DIDN'T vote for Maddux? WTF

Must have been Cubs fans.

I heard that it was one of the "I will never vote for someone first ballet" people.
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Maddux was awesome to watch in his day. He was a mad scientist on the mound.
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