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Four players have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., including three of the game's best pitchers:

Randy Johnson won 303 games and five Cy Young awards and amassed 4,875 career strikeouts over 22 years.

Pedro Martinez, as the Chicago Sun Times writes, "was the best pitcher in the American League from 1997-2003. He led all pitchers in ERA in five of those seven years, and three times had the best winning percentage."

John Smoltz, the paper notes, "played 20 seasons with the Atlanta Braves as a Cy Young-winning starter and MVP-caliber closer. His 213 wins and 154 saves put him in a category all by himself. He’s the only pitcher with as many of both."

And finally, Craig Biggio, who played catcher, second base and outfield during his 20-year career with the Houston Astros. The paper writes that "Biggio was a seven-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove winner and twice finished in the top five of MVP voting."
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