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The Baseball Writers' Association of America yesterday announced the election of Atlanta Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, as well as Frank Thomas of the Chicago White Sox, to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The elections took place on the first try for all three men, who will be officially inducted next summer along with former managers Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre, who were named last month by the veterans committee.

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, who were both on the ballot for the second time, once again did not get enough votes to get into the Hall because of their links to steroid usage during their careers.
KC's View:
I am completely comfortable with Clemens and Bonds being denied entry to the Hall of Fame, but I am astounded by the fact that Maddux - one of the best pitchers in baseball history - was only named on 97.2 percent of ballots cast. (The people who didn't vote for him probably ought not be voting at all.)