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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz and Biggio Gain Entry into Baseball HOF

For the second consecutive year, three first-ballot candidates were added to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Craig Biggio joins John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson for baseball's most coveted honor.

Straight from the Baseball Hall of Fame:

Three pitchers who combined to win nine Cy Young Awards and a member of Major League Baseball’s 3,000 Hit Club were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in balloting by the BBWAA verified by Ernst & Young.

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz became the first trio of pitchers honored by the BBWAA in the same election. Each was on the ballot for the first time, which created a precedent with three first-ballot candidates elected in consecutive years, following that of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas in 2014. Craig Biggio, who missed election last year by two votes, gained entry in this year’s election in his third time on the ballot.

They will be inducted July 26 as part of the Hall’s Induction Weekend July 24-27 in Cooperstown, N.Y.

The Hall of Fame now has 310 elected members, including 215 players, of which 119 have come through the BBWAA ballot.

Players needed 412 votes from the 549 ballots cast to gain entry. The results are as follows:

Votes

Player

Percentage

534

Randy Johnson

97.3%

500

Pedro Martinez

91.1%

455

John Smoltz

82.9%

454

Craig Biggio

82.7%

384

Mike Piazza

69.9%

306

Jeff Bagwell

55.7%

302

Tim Raines

55.0%

215

Curt Schilling

39.2%

206

Roger Clemens

37.5%

202

Barry Bonds

36.8%

166

Lee Smith

30.2%

148

Edgar Martinez

27.0%

138

Alan Trammell

25.1%

135

Mike Mussina

24.6%

77

Jeff Kent

14.0%

71

Fred McGriff

12.9%

65

Larry Walker

11.8%

64

Gary Sheffield

11.7%

55

Mark McGwire

10.0%

50

Don Mattingly

9.1%

36

Sammy Sosa

6.6%

30

Nomar Garciaparra

5.5%

21

Carlos Delgado

3.8%

4

Troy Percival

0.7%

2

Aaron Boone

0.4%

2

Tom Gordon

0.4%

1

Darin Erstad

0.2%

0

Rich Aurilia

0.0%

0

Tony Clark

0.0%

0

Jermaine Dye

0.0%

0

Cliff Floyd

0.0%