Baseball Hall of Fame Welcomes Four New Members
UNDATED (AP) — The Baseball Hall of Fame will enshrine four former players this summer. The class of 2015 includes first year candidates and former Cy Young Award winners Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz. Joining the trio of ace pitchers is holdover Craig Biggio, who missed election last year by two votes. Mike Piazza finished fifth in the voting with Jeff Bagwell sixth.
This marks just the third time the writers have elected four former players in one year and the first since 1955.
A player needs 75 percent of the vote to gain admittance. Among those falling short, Roger Clemens received 37.5 percent while Barry Bonds got 36.8 percent, Mark McGwire 10 percent and Sammy Sosa 6.6 percent.
The quartet of Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz and Biggio will be inducted in Cooperstown on July 26