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Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez among four elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez among four elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

For the first time in 60 years, the Baseball Writers Assn. of America has voted four players into the Hall of Fame. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday, two years after the BBWAA elected no one and triggered a national debate about how voters should account for baseball’s steroid era. Johnson got 97.3% of the vote, more than any pitcher except Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan. Martinez got 91.1% of the vote, Smoltz 82.9% and Biggio 82.7%. Candidates required 75% for election. Mike Piazza, arguably the greatest hitting catcher in MLB history, got 69.9%, his high in three years on the ballot and appears poised for...

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