Missed It By “that much”

Craig Biggio who had accumulated 3,060 hits during his time in the big leagues rendered 74.8% of the recommended 75% to be inducted into MLB’s Hall of Fame. Had Biggio secured just 2 more votes he would’ve joined Gregg Maddux (97.2%), Tom Glavine (91.9) and “The Big Hurt” Frank Thomas (83.7) as this years inductees.

Class of 1999 - Yount, Ryan, Brett

Class of 1999 – Yount, Ryan, Brett

The 2014 Class is the largest since 1999 when Nolan Ryan, George Brett, and our own Robin Yount were enshrined. If Biggio would’ve made it in, he would’ve completed the first superfecta since 1955 when the four that were elected in were… Joe DiMaggio, Dazzy Vance, Ted Lyons, and Gabby Hartnett.

Joining Maddux, Glavine, and Thomas will be three managers who were voted in by the Verterns Committee late last year: Tony LaRussa, Joe Torre, and Bobby Cox.

Congratulations to the class of 2014!

Class of 2014 Glavine, Maddux, and Thomas

Class of 2014 Glavine, Maddux, and Thomas

For the record Milwaukee has has 7 players who played for either the Braves or Brewers in the Hall:

Aaron, Spahn, & Mathews

Aaron, Spahn, & Mathews

Warren Spahn – Milwaukee Braves/Inducted 1973

Eddie Mathews – Milwaukee Braves/Inducted 1978

Hank Aaron -Milwaukee Braves & Brewers/Inducted 1982

The Kid and The Ignitor

The Kid and The Ignitor

Robin Yount – Milwaukee Brewers/Inducted 1999

Paul Molitor – Milwaukee Brewers/Inducted 2004

rollie-fingers

Rollie Fingers – Milwaukee Brewers/Inducted 1992

Don Sutton – Milwaukee Brewers/Inducted 1998

#21/#20 Don Sutton

#21/#20 Don Sutton

NOTE: Yount and Molitor went in as Brewers, Aaron as an Atlanta Brave, Spahn and Mathews as Milwuakee Braves, Fingers as an Oakland A, and Sutton as a L.A. Dodger.

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