Greg Maddux is a Hall of Famer. So are Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas. Craig Biggio will have to wait a year.
In the annual vote for the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers, Maddux received 97.2 percent of the vote. Glavine got 91.9 percent and Thomas was named by 83.7 percent of the voters.
All three were in the first year of eligibility.
Biggio was named by 74.8 percent of the voters, just two shy of election. To be elected, 75 percent is necessary.
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Mike Piazza (62.2 percent), Jack Morris (61.5) and Jeff Bagwell (51.3) were the next closest.
Morris was in his 15th and final year of eligibility.
Roger Clemens (35.4 percent) and Barry Bonds (34.7) didn’t come close in their second year of eligibility, but both remain on the ballot. So do Mark McGwire (11.0) and Sammy Sosa (7.2), but Rafael Palmeiro (4.4) got just 25 percent, and he falls off the ballot.
Mike Mussina received 20.3 percent in his first year of eligibility. Fourteen other first-year eligibles didn’t receive enough votes to remain on the ballot.