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THREE MAKE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME

January 8, 2014
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



The Baseball Hall of Fame announced the election of three players on Wednesday.

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas all got in on their first appearance on the ballot.  This marks the first time since 1999 that three first-ballot nominees were selected.

Eligible candidates needed to be named on 75 percent of the 571 ballots submitted this year by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. 

Maddux picked up 555 votes, which represented 97.2 percent of the vote. Glavine got 525 votes (91.9 percent) and Thomas 478 (83.7).

Craig Biggio missed the 75-percent cutoff by two votes.  Pitcher Jack Morris also fell short, who received 351 votes (61.5) in his final year on the ballot and will be eligible for the Expansion Era Committee consideration in the fall of 2016.


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