Maddux, Thomas, Glavine Headed To Hall of Fame


Published on January 9 2014 7:10 am
Last Updated on January 9 2014 7:10 am
Written by Millie Lange

Maddux, Thomas Head To Baseball Hall

(Cooperstown, NY) -- Former pitcher Greg Maddux and ex slugger Frank Thomas are making their way to Cooperstown.  The two along with pitcher Tom Glavine were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday.

Maddux spent the first seven seasons with the Cubs and 10 total over 23 years in the majors. He won four straight Cy Young Awards from 1992-94 and is eighth on the all-time wins list with 355.

Thomas was with the White Sox for 16 seasons, winning back-to-back MVPs in 1993 and 1994.  He is 18th on the all-time list with 521 home runs.

McGwire Comes Up Short In HOF Voting

(St. Louis, MO) -- The Cardinals will not be sending any inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year.  Former Cards slugger Mark McGwire saw his voting total dip for the fifth consecutive year. McGwire hit 220 of his 583 career home runs in his five years with the Cardinals and later served as the team's hitting coach. His support for the Hall has waned, however, since admitting to steroid use. McGwire did receive enough votes to remain on the ballot for at least a ninth year.