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

NEW YORK — Three MLB stars, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine & Frank Thomas, were elected to the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, Wednesday January 8, on their first ballot debut. Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine will join their former Atlanta Braves manager, Bobby Cox, at the July 27 induction along with Joe Torre and Tony La Russa, also elected last month.

MLB players, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine & Frank Thomas, who were elected to the Cooperstown  Baseball Hall of Fame on January 8, 2014.

Those whose reputations were tainted with steriod use including Barry Bonds & Roger Clemens, needed 75 percent to be elected. Instead they dropped below 40 percent in their second appearance. Clemens dropped from 37.6 percent to 35.4 in voting by senior members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, Bonds from 36.2 to 34.7.

Photo shows the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame voting results.

Thomas said the 306 Hall of Famers don’t want players with tainted reputations. “Over the last year, doing a couple of charity events with Hall of Famers that are in, they’ve got a strong stance against anyone who’s taken steroids. They do not want them in. They don’t care when they started or when they did it, they do not want them in. I’ve got to take the right stance, too. No, they shouldn’t get in. There shouldn’t be cheating allowed in the Baseball Hall of Fame”

Watch the following Fox Sports video where Jon Morosi speaks about the 2014 Hall of Fame class that includes Frank Thomas, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux.

Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine become the first primarily starting pitchers to enter the Hall of Fame whose careers began after Bert Blyleven, who debuted in 1970. Maddux reached the major leagues in 1986 and Glavine a year later. Frank Thomas, a designated hitter and first baseman, became one of baseball’s biggest stars in the 1990s.

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