Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Greg Maddux

YEARS W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
1986-2008 355 227 .610 3.16 744 740 3 109 35 0 5008.1 4726 1981 1756 353 999 3371 1.143

 

BBWAA Bio

1st year on the ballot… Pitched 23 seasons for Cubs, Braves, Dodgers and Padres…Two 20-win seasons (1992-93), a record 17 straight seasons with at least 15 wins (1988-2004) and four National League earned-run average titles (1993-95, 1998)…Won four consecutive Cy Young Awards (1992-95)…Received Cy Young Award votes five other times: 1989 (3rd), 1996 (5th), 1997 (2nd), 1998 (4th) and 2000 (3rd)…Finished in Top 10 of league MVP voting twice: 1994 (5th) and 1995 (3rd)…Named to eight All-Star teams (1988, 1992, 1994-98, 2000); started games in 1994, 1997 and 1998…Won 18 Gold Glove Awards (1990-2002, 2004-08), the most all-time at any position… Led N.L. in walks per nine innings nine times (1995-97, 2000-01, 2003, 2005, 2007-08), games started seven times (1990-93, 2000, 2003, 2005), innings pitched five times (1991-95), shutouts five times (1994-95, 1998, 2000-01), wins three times (1992, 1994-95), strikeouts per walk ratio three times (1995-97) and complete games three times (1993-95)…Ranks fourth all-time in games started (740), eighth in wins (355), 10th in strikeouts (3,371) and 13th in innings pitched (5,008.1)…One of only four pitchers with more than 3,000 strikeouts and fewer than 1,000 walks…Appeared in 23 postseason series (11 Division Series, nine League Championship Series and three World Series), posting 11-14 record with a 3.27 ERA in 35 games…Member of Braves 1995 World Championship team and Atlanta’s 1996 and 1996 National League Championship teams.

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Tom Glavine

YEARS W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
1987-2008 305 203 .600 3.54 682 682 0 56 25 0 4413.1 4298 1900 1734 356 1500 2607 1.314

 

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1st year on the ballot… Pitched 22 seasons for the Braves and Mets…Five 20-win seasons, 14 seasons with 200-plus innings and six seasons with an earned-run average under 3.00…Won two Cy Young Awards (1991, 1998) and received votes for five other Cy Young Awards: 1992 (2nd), 1993 (3rd), 1995 (3rd) and 2000 (2nd)…Finished in Top 10 of National League MVP voting in 1992 (10th)…Named to 10 All-Star teams (1991-93, 1996-98, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006); started games in 1991 and 1992…Led N.L. in games started six times (1993, 1996, 1999-2002), wins five times (1991-93, 1998, 2000), complete games once (1991) and shutouts once (1992)…Ranks 12th in games started (682; every one of his regular-season appearances came as a starting pitcher), 21st all-time in wins (305), 24th in strikeouts (2,607) and 30th in innings pitched (4,413.1)…Won four Silver Slugger Awards for his work as a batter (1991, 1995-96, 1998)…Appeared in 24 postseason series (nine Division Series, 10 League Championship Series and five World Series), posting a 14-16 record with a 3.30 ERA in 35 games…Appeared for 1995 Braves World Series champions, winning World Series Most Valuable Player honors after going 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA in two starts against the Indians…Was also a member of the Braves National League Champions in 1991, 1992, 1996 and 1999.

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Frank Thomas

YEARS G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
1990-2008 2322 8199 1494 2468 495 12 521 1704 32 1667 1397 .301 .419 .555 .974

 

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1st year on the ballot…Played 19 seasons with the White Sox, A’s and Blue Jays…A five-time All-Star (1993-97)…Won back-to-back American League Most Valuable Player Awards in 1993-94 and finished in the Top 10 in the AL MVP voting seven other times (3rd in 1991, 8th in 1992, 8th in 1995, 8th in 1996, 3rd in 1997, 2nd in 2000 and 4th in 2006)…Won four Silver Slugger Awards (1991, 1993-94, 2000) at first base and designated hitter…Led AL in on-base percentage four times (1991-92, 1994, 1997), walks four times (1991-92, 1994-95), intentional walks twice (1995-96), batting average once (1997), slugging once (1994), runs once (1994), doubles once (1992) and sacrifice flies once (1995)…Hit 30-or-more home runs nine times (1991, 1993-97, 2000, 2003, 2006), reaching the 40-homer mark five times (1993, 1995-96, 2000, 2003)…Hit .300-or-better 10 times (1990-97, 1999-2000)…Drove in 100-or-more runs 11 times (1991-98, 2000, 2003, 2006) and scored 100-or-more runs nine times (1991-1998, 2000)…Drew 100-or-more walks in a season 10 times (1991-98, 2000, 2003)…Appeared in four postseason series, hitting .224 with three homers, five RBI and 18 walks in 16 games…Member of 2005 White Sox World Series champions, though he did not play in the postseason due to injury… Ranks 10th all-time in walks (1,667), 18th in home runs (521), 19th in on-base percentage (.419), 22nd in RBI (1,704), 22nd in slugging percentage (.555) and 42nd in total bases (4,550)…Totaled seven straight seasons (1991-97) of 20-plus home runs, 100 RBI, 100 walks and .300 batting average, the longest such streak in history.

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Bobby Cox

YEARS W L W-L% G
1978-2010 2504 2001 .556 4508

 

Managed Braves for 25 seasons (1978-81, 1990-2010) and Blue Jays for four seasons (1982-85)…Won five National League Pennants (1991-92, 1995-96, 1999) and 1995 World Series…Teams finished in first place 15 times and qualified for playoffs (or finished season in position to qualify for playoffs) in 15 straight seasons (1991-2005); his Braves team also qualified for the playoffs as a Wild Card team in 2010…Teams finished .500 or better in 22 of his 29 seasons, winning at least 90 games 15 times and reaching at least 100 victories six times…Posted record of 2,504-2,001, the fourth-most wins of any manager…Won BBWAA’s Manager of the Year Award four times (1985, 1991, 2004, 2005).

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Tony La Russa

YEARS W L W-L% G
1979-2011 2728 2365 .536 5097

 

Managed White Sox for eight seasons (1979-86), Athletics for 10 seasons (1986-1995) and Cardinals for 16 seasons (1996-2011)…Won three American League Pennants (1988-90), three National League Pennants (2006, 2006, 2011) and World Series in 1989, 2006 and 2011…Teams finished in first place 12 times – winning five American League West Division titles (one with the White Sox and four with the Athletics) and seven National League Central Division titles – and also captured National League Wild Card berths in 2001 and 2011 for a total of 14 playoff appearances…Finished with better than .500 record in each of his three stops and at least .500 in 23 of his 31 full seasons as a manager…Posted record of 2,728-2,365, the third-most wins of any manager in history…Won Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s Manager of the Year Award four times (1983, 1988, 1991, 2002) and finished second five times…One of only two managers (along with Sparky Anderson) to win World Series titles in both leagues.

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Joe Torre

YEARS W L W-L% G
1977-2010 2326 1997 .538 4329

 

Managed Mets for five seasons (1977-81), Braves for three seasons (1982-84), Cardinals for six seasons (1990-95), Yankees for 12 seasons (1996-2007) and Dodgers for three seasons (2008-10)…Won six American League Pennants (1996, 1998-2001, 2003) and four World Series (1996, 1998-2000)…Teams finished in first place 13 times (Braves 1982; Yankees 1996, 1998-2006; Dodgers 2008-09) and qualified for playoffs in 15 times (Yankees qualified for playoffs as a Wild Card team in 1997 and 2007)…Posted record of 2,326-1,997, the fifth-most wins of any manager in history…Won Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s Manager of the Year Award two times (1996, 1998)…Played 18 seasons in big leagues for Braves, Cardinals and Mets, posting a .297 career batting average with 2,342 hits and 1,185 RBI.

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