class of 2014: three get in, all on first try
greg maddux and tom glavine
About them: Combined for 660 wins, including 445 wins as Braves, and became the first Hall of Famers in 40 years to spend most or all of their careers together and be elected by the BBWAA in the same year. The last to do it were the Yankees’ Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle in 1974. Maddux (355 wins, four Cy Youngs, 18 Gold Gloves), a righthander, reached the major leagues in 1986 and Glavine (305 wins, two Cy Youngs), a lefthander, a year later. They will join their former manager, Bobby Cox, at the July 27 induction. They are the 12th and 13th pitchers elected in their first year on the ballot, and the first such pair elected in the same year since the inaugural 1936 class that included starting pitchers Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson.
The quote: “He made me want to work harder to keep up with him.” — Glavine on playing with Maddux