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Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas elected to baseball Hall of Fame
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, a pair of 300-game winners renowned for a decade of excellence atop the Atlanta Braves’ starting rotation, and Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas were elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday by the Baseball Writers Assn. of America. Maddux got 97.2% of the vote, the eighth-highest total in history. Glavine got 91.9% and Thomas 83.7%. Craig Biggio missed election by two votes, as he was named on 427 of 571 ballots. The 75% threshold for election required 429 votes. The BBWAA elected three players for the first time since 1999. With managers Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre previously elected by a Hall of Fame committee, the Cooperstown Class...

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