According to the official BBWAA Twitter account, there were three players elected to the Hall of Fame:
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas elected to Baseball Hall of Fame. http://t.co/Qy37AW9GIJ
— BBWAA (@officialBBWAA) January 8, 2014
The now 47-year-old Maddux was chosen on 97.2% of ballots on his first try, well above the 75% required for election.
Maddux came to the Dodgers via late season trade in both 2006 and 2008. He finished 8-7 with a 3.94 ERA in 19 career starts for the team. The right-hander was traded to the Dodgers in the middle of a playoff race both times and helped them reach the playoffs both times.
In 2006, Maddux was acquired from the Chicago Cubs for shortstop Cesar Izturis. He threw six no-hit innings in his first start before a rain delay interrupted the game. Maddux went 6-3 with a 3.30 ERA in 12 starts the rest of the year. He took possession of 10th place in all-time wins after notching his 330th career win to pass Steve Carlton. The right-hander pitched the postseason-clinching game, going seven innings and allowing just two runs against the San Francisco Giants. In the playoffs, Maddux struggled in his only start, allowing four runs and seven hits in four innings. He was awarded the Gold Glove for pitchers after the season.
In 2008, the right-hander came over from the San Diego Padres in exchange for minor-leaguers Michael Watt and Eduardo Perez. He struggled this time around and finished 2-4 with a 5.09 ERA in seven starts, but reached some milestones with the Dodgers in his short time. He pitched his 5,000th career inning and won his 355th game to pass Roger Clemens for eighth place all-time. The right-hander was moved to the bullpen for the postseason and pitched four innings of scoreless relief in the Dodgers’ two series. Maddux won his 18th Gold Glove after the season.
Overall, Maddux finished 355-227 with a 3.16 ERA and 3,371 strikeouts in 744 games for four teams. He was an 18-time Gold Glove winner, eight-time All-Star, four-time NL Cy Young and a one-time World Series champion. His #31 was retired by the Atlanta Braves and the Cubs.
The former Dodger to receive most of the vote was catcher Mike Piazza at 62% after receiving 58% in last year. Other former Dodgers to receive votes were Jeff Kent at 15.2%, manager Don Mattingly at 8.2% while Eric Gagne received two votes and Paul LoDuca got none.
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