Six Enter Baseball Hall of Fame

Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux were a big reason the Braves were a dominant team in the 90’s. Glavine won 305 games and Maddux won 4 CY Youngs.

Cooperstown will open its doors to six more men this summer. Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas were elected Wednesday and will join Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre who were announced in late 2013. Glavine played 22 seasons winning 305 games with a 3.54 era. He was also a 10-time all star and two time CY Young award winner. Maddux pitched for 23 seasons winning 355 games, making 10 all star games and took home 4 CY Youngs. “The Big Hurt” Frank Thomas terrorized pitchers for 19 seasons, hitting .301 with 521 homers and 1,704 runs batted in. Bobby Cox was a mainstay in the Braves dugout for 25 years, winning 2,149 games, 5 pennants and one World Series title. Tony LaRussa managed for 33 seasons and was successful in two of his three stops, Oakland and St. Louis, where he won 6 pennants and 3 World Series titles. Torre was successful in one of the toughest cities and the most dominant baseball franchise the New York Yankees. He held down the fort for 12 seasons, winning 6 pennants and 4 world series and put them back on the map after struggling for years.

Thomas was a 5-time all star and won the 1993 and 94 AL MVP award.

LaRussa, Torre and Cox combined to win 17 pennants and 8 World Series titles.


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