2 pitchers, slugger elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
POSTED: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:15pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:34pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — The newest members have been elected to the 2014 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Voters chose pitchers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and power-hitter Frank Thomas to represent this year's class.
Maddux, also known as "Mad Dog," is most famously known for his stints with the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves. The outstanding control-pitcher holds the Major League Baseball record for most "Golden Glove" awards with 18. He is also the only pitcher to have won at least 15 games for 17 straight seasons. Maddux was the first pitcher to win the coveted "Cy Young Award" for four consecutive years.
Glavine, a former pitcher for the Braves and New York Mets, picked up 164 wins in his pro stint in the 1990's. He won 20 games in a season five times and is also a two-time "Cy Young Award" winner. As a "southpaw," Glavine is only one of 24 pitchers to earn 300 career wins.
One of MLB's biggest stars of the 1990's, Thomas, also known as "The Big Hurt," is known for his homerun-hitting ability. He retired in 2010 after having played for the Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics. Thomas is a five-time All-Star and four-time "Silver Slugger" award winner. He now works as a commentator for the White Sox.