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.
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!
For the record Milwaukee has has 7 players who played for either the Braves or Brewers in the Hall:
Warren Spahn – Milwaukee Braves/Inducted 1973
Eddie Mathews – Milwaukee Braves/Inducted 1978
Hank Aaron -Milwaukee Braves & Brewers/Inducted 1982
Robin Yount – Milwaukee Brewers/Inducted 1999
Paul Molitor – Milwaukee Brewers/Inducted 2004
Rollie Fingers – Milwaukee Brewers/Inducted 1992
Don Sutton – Milwaukee Brewers/Inducted 1998
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.