Atlanta Braves teammates Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were selected to the Hall of Fame with 97.2 percent and 91.9 percent, respectively, of votes. Frank Thomas, the Big Hurt, also eclipsed the necessary 75 percent in order to be inducted. All three were eligible for the first time.
Maddux, who won 355 games during his career, received votes from 97.2 percent of voters to lead the 2014 class. Glavine was next at 91.9 percent. Thomas received 83.7 percent.
In something of a surprise, second-year eligible Craig Biggio, who played catcher, second base and outfield for the Houston Astros, missed by .2 percentage points.
Players with the taint of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs tied to their names continued to struggle in their efforts to reach the hall. Barry Bonds received 34.7 percent of votes while Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Rafael Palmeiro scored 11 percent, 7.2 percent and 4.4 percent respectively.
Jack Morris was foiled again in his 15th and final year on the ballot.
Three Brushbackpitch.com contributors posted Hypothetical Hall of Fame ballots earlier today. To read about who Brad Beneke, Marshall Garvey and Andy Tellijohn would have voted for, click their names.