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Newly elected Hall of Famers Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux pose for a shot in their Hall of Fame jerseys. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

For the first time, the three newest stars in the baseball galaxy were together. This summer the trio will shine in Cooperstown.

Newly elected Hall of Famers Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux pose for a shot in their Hall of Fame jerseys. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

A trio of the game’s recent greats has now found out that they will be honored this coming summer, having received the news that soon their names will stand alongside Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Cy Young and Jackie Robinson.

2014 Hall of Fame candidate Larry Walker. (Brad Mangin/NBHOF Library)

Larry Walker grew up with sticks, skates and pads as a hockey hopeful.

His sports destiny, however, landed him on the baseball diamond – and with a permanent place in the game’s storied history.

2014 Hall of Fame candidate Alan Trammell. (NBHOF Library)

For 20 seasons, Alan Trammell was the face of the Detroit Tigers. 

And during those 20 years, Trammell proved to be one of the best all-around shortstops in baseball. 

2014 Hall of Fame candidate Mike Timlin. (Lou Sauritch/NBHOF Library)

In more than 1,000 appearances as a relief pitcher – mostly as a set-up man – Mike Timlin took the ball. 

The ball, meanwhile, took him to the top of the baseball world – and earned him lasting respect among opponents and teammates.” 

“I (had) nothing but fun,” Timlin said. 

2014 Hall of Fame candidate Frank Thomas. (Ron Vesely/NBHOF Library)

Even in the context of one of the greatest offensive ages in the history of the game, Frank Thomas’ numbers are staggering. 

2014 Hall of Fame candidate Sammy Sosa. (Michael Ponzini/NBHOF Library)

Sammy Sosa’s baseball journey has taken him through early poverty to national stardom and everywhere in between. 

Now, it’s taken him to the doorstep of the Hall of Fame. 

2014 Hall of Fame candidate J.T. Snow. (John Cordes/NBHOF Library)

Born the son of a pro football star and a household name among diehard baseball fans before he even made the majors, J.T. Snow was destined for success. 

Today – after a 16-year big league career filled with accolades – Snow finds himself among the few players ever considered for the Hall of Fame. 

2014 Hall of Fame candidate Lee Smith. (Rich Pilling/NBHOF Library)

At the time of his retirement, the numbers left little room for doubt. 

Lee Arthur Smith – by virtue of having saved the most games in major league history – was one of baseball’s greatest relief pitchers. 

Today, more than 15 years after his last big league game, Smith’s numbers still rank among the game’s best. 

2014 Hall of Fame candidate Richie Sexson. (NBHOF Library)

Standing 6-foot-8, a young and athletic Richie Sexson once considered basketball his sport of choice. Though a talented hoopster, he would eventually come to the conclusion that baseball was where his future lie.

Able to produce jaw-dropping home runs thanks to a stroke enhanced with his long-limbed leverage, Sexson, the longtime first baseman with the powerful right-handed bat, developed into one of the top sluggers from the first decade of the 21st century.

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