Hall of Fame: Maddux, Glavine, Thomas in; Piazza, Biggio out.

Hall of FameThe Baseball Hall of Fame voting was revealed at 2 p.m. today, and Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas all earned the requisite 75% of votes to be enshrined.  All three were in their first year on the ballot.  Maddux earned 97.2% of votes, Glavine 91.9% and Thomas 83.7%.

Glavine will go into the Hall of Fame as an Atlanta Brave, but spent the 2003-2007 seasons with the Mets, compiling a 61-56 record, a 3.97 ERA, a 107 ERA+, and recorded his 300th win on August 5, 2007.  He will be the 12th Met player elected to the Hall of Fame, with one-time teammate Roberto Alomar being the most recent ex-Met elected.

Falling just short was Craig Biggio with 74.8%, just two votes shy of what he needed.  Ex-Met Mike Piazza appeared on 62.2% of ballots, a small bump from 2013.

There were plenty of other ex-Mets on the ballot as well who didn’t fare as well, these include:

Jeff Kent – 15.2%

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Moises Alou – 1.1%

Hideo Nomo – 1.1%

Kenny Rogers – 0.2%

Armando Benitez – 0.2%

Paul Lo Duca – 0.0%

Congratulations to all the inductees.

4 comments for “Hall of Fame: Maddux, Glavine, Thomas in; Piazza, Biggio out.

  1. Name
    January 8, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Seriously who are the people who didn’t vote for Maddux and voted for guys like Benitez, Rogers, Snow, Gagne?

    The BBWAA has got to clean up their act if they want the Hall to be respectable.

  2. Chris F
    January 8, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    That’s not the likely scenario. There are protest votes, anti PED era votes etc…and those drag down. Some voters used their vote to protect those in fear of coming off with only 10 votes to have. Maddux was never in threat of missing. If this were a one-time only, yes/no vote on each person, then things would look different.

  3. Chris F
    January 8, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I’m glad Palmiero is off and Bonds and Clemens trending down.

  4. kjs
    January 8, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Heck. George Kell is in the HOF. How can I take anything they do seriously???

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