Cubs, White Sox Stars Maddux, Thomas Elected To Hall Of Fame
by The Associated Press, with additional reporting from Illinois Public Media
Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas, and Tom Glavine have been elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, while Craig Biggio fell just short.
The results were announced Wednesday.
Maddux pitched for the Chicago Cubs on two occasions, but his biggest years were with the Atlanta Braves, where he won three of his four Cy Young Awards. He also pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres.
Also elected Wednesday was Maddux's pitcher teammate, Tom Glavine. Biggio, a former second baseman and catcher with the Houston Astros, fell .02 percent from joining the Hall. Thomas, also known as the 'Big Hurt', was a fixture with the White Sox offense, hitting 521 home runs with Chicago, Toronto, and Oakland and a career .301 batting average.
The trio will be inducted in Cooperstown on July 27 along with managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa, elected last month by the expansion-era committee.
(Pictured: Greg Maddux pitches for the Peoria Chiefs in 1985. Courtesy of the Peoria Chiefs)
Illinois Public Media's Jeff Bossert talks with Peoria Chiefs President Rocky Vonachen about Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux: