A look at Hall newcomers Maddux, Glavine, Thomas
"Mad Dog" ... 8th on career wins list ... Went 355-227 in 23 seasons with the Braves, Cubs, Padres and Dodgers ... Won 4 straight Cy Young Awards, leading NL in innings each season ... Posted 1.56 ERA in 1994, followed up with 1.63 ERA the next year. ... Known for pinpoint control, walked 999 in 5,008 1-3 innings ... 10th in strikeouts with 3,371 ... Also a sharp fielder, won 18 Gold Gloves ... 8-time All-Star ... Joined Tom Glavine and John Smoltz as mainstays of Braves staff, helping Atlanta win 14 division titles in a row. Glavine also was elected to Hall, Smoltz becomes eligible next season. Longtime Braves manager Bobby Cox also will be inducted this summer in Cooperstown.
21st on the career wins list, 4th most for a left-hander. Went 305-203 in 22 seasons, 17 with Atlanta and 5 with New York Mets ... 1991 and `98 NL Cy Young Award winner ... A 10-time All-Star ... 5 20-win seasons ... led the league in starts 6 times ... A control pitcher with a nasty changeup, had 2,607 Ks ... Will forever be remembered in Atlanta for pitching one-hit ball over eight innings to beat Cleveland in decisive Game 6 of the 1995 World Series, the Braves' only championship during their run of 14 straight division titles ... Went 20-11 in 1991 to help Atlanta go from worst to first, the first of 3 straight 20-win seasons. ... 4-time Silver Slugger as top hitting pitcher in the NL ... Elected with teammate Greg Maddux. Longtime Braves manager Bobby Cox also will be inducted this summer in Cooperstown.
"The Big Hurt" ... Hit .301 with 521 home runs and 1,704 RBIs in 19-year career mostly with the Chicago White Sox. Also played for Toronto and Oakland. ... Was unanimous AL MVP in 1994, won award next season, too. ... Holds White Sox franchise record for homers (448), doubles (447), RBIs (1,465), runs scored (1,327), extra-base hits (906), walks (1,466), total bases (3,949), slugging percentage (.568) and on-base percentage (.427). ... White Sox retired his No. 35 ... 5-time All-Star ... First Hall of Famer who spent the majority of his career as a designated hitter. ... At 6-foot-5, was a tight end at Auburn, catching 3 passes for 45 yards.
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