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Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine inducted to Hall of Fame

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Former Atlanta Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine will be inducted into the 2014 class of theBaseball Hall of Fame it was announced today.

Maddux and Glavine pitched in Atlanta from 1993 to 2002 including a 1995 season where the Braves won the World Series, Glavine named as MVP of the series. Between them the pair have 18 All-Star game appearances, 18 Golden Glove awards and six Cy Young awards. Their former manager, Bobby Cox was also inducted.

Frank Thomas was the only other player to be elected this year. Managers' Tony La Russa and Joe Torre are the other inductees for this year. 

Players are required to receive a 75% consensus of the vote in order to be inducted. Notable absentees include Craig Biggo, who receive 74.8% of the vote. Mike Piazza, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds were also among those not inducted. 

Thomas achieved a batting average of .301 with 521 home runs and 1,704 RBIs during an 18 year career. 

All six living inductees will be presented to the Hall of Fame on the 26th and 27th of July this year.

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