Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas elected to baseball Hall of Fame
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas have been elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, while Craig Biggio fell just short.
The results were announced Wednesday.
For his Hall of Fame career Maddux received 97.2 percent of the votes while Tom Glavine, a Maddux teammate for 10 years with Atlanta, received 91.9 percent.
Maddux and Glavine are the first pair of 300-game winners elected in the same year since 1973
The final electee is Chicago slugger Frank Thomas, who is the first player who to be elected after being a DH for much of his career.
Once again players tainted by the steroid era failed to make the cut. The group includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Rafael Palmeiro Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire, who all saw their support drop.
Jack Morris, in his 15th and final appearance, fell 78 votes short at 61.5 percent on a crowded ballot.
The trio 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.