MLB legends, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas, were officially elected to the Hall of Fame Wednesday (Jan. 8) by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. All were elected by big margins.
Maddux is considered one of the greatest pitchers of all time. His name appeared on 97.2 percent of the ballots, falling short of the all-time mark still held by Tom Seaver, who was elected on 98.84 percent of the vote in 1992.
He’s eighth on the all-time wins list with a 355-227 record and a 3.16 ERA over 23 seasons. Maddux also won four consecutive Cy Young Awards from 1992-95 and a record 18 Gold Gloves with the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego. An eight-time All-Star, he won at least 13 games in 20 straight seasons.
Maddux’s longtime teammate with the Braves, Tom Glavine, was a 10-time All-Star, a two-time Cy Young winner and compiled 305-203 record over 22 seasons.
Thomas, a first baseman and designated hitter, batted .301, hit 521 homers and amassed 1,704 RBIs in 19 seasons, 16 of them with the White Sox.
The induction ceremony is slated for July 27th in Cooperstown, during which Maddux and Glavine join their former manager Bobby Cox, who was elected last month by the expansion-era committee along with Joe Torre and Tony La Russa.