Wednesday, January 8, 2014

2014 Hall of Fame Inductees: Maddux, Glavine, & Thomas

Today, three former major league players were voted into the Hall of Fame based on the requirement to receive at least 75% of the votes out of this year's 571 total ballots.  Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas will be formally inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, NY in July of 2014. 

2009 Topps #287: Greg Maddux (Final Card) received 97% of the total votes during his first year of eligibility after retiring in 2008.


2008 Topps #600: Tom Glavine (Final Card) received 91% of the total votes during his first year of eligibility after retiring in 2008.


2009 Topps #24: Frank Thomas (Final Card) received 83% of the total votes during his first year of eligibility after retiring in 2008.

 
Other notable former Stars, Semi-Stars, and Minor Star players receiving at least the minimum 5% of total voting required to remain on the Hall of Fame ballot for up to 15 years, include: Craig Biggio (74%), Mike Piazza (62%), Jack Morris (61%), Jeff Bagwell (54%), Tim Raines (46%), Roger Clemens (35%), Barry Bonds (34%), Lee Smith (29%), Curt Schilling (29%), Edgar Martinez (25%), Alan Trammell (20%), Mike Mussina (20%), Jeff Kent (15%), Fred McGriff (11%), Mark McGwire (11%), Larry Walker (10%), Don Mattingly (8%), and Sammy Sosa (7%).
 
Other notable former Minor Star players receiving less than the minimum 5% of total voting required to remain on the Hall of Fame ballot, but receiving at least 1 vote, include: Rafael Palmeiro (4%), Moises Alou (1%), Hideo Nomo (1%), Luis Gonzalez (0%), J.T. Snow (0%), Eric Gagne (0%), Armando Benitez (0%), Kenny Rogers (0%), and Jacque Jones (0%).
 
Other notable above average players appearing on the Hall of Fame Ballot, but receiving no votes, include: Paul Lo Duca, Richie Sexson, Sean Casey, Todd Jones, Ray Durham, and Mike Timlin.

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