Saturday, July 26, 2014

Baseball Hall of Fame: The Splendid Six Are a Class for the Ages | Rolling Stone - Dan Epstein - That's right; this weekend, we'll get to see Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas — the first trio of first-ballot inductees since Nolan Ryan, George Brett and Robin Yount in 1999 — going into the Hall alongside managerial greats Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre. Maddux and Glavine have 660 wins, 5,978 strikeouts and six Cy Young Awards between them, and they're the first pair of 300 game-winners to be voted into the Hall together since Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson in 1936. Frank Thomas has an eye-popping career slash line of .301/.419/.555 to his credit, along with 521 home runs and two MVP awards. And in La Russa, Cox and Torre, you've got the third, fourth and fifth-winningest MLB skippers of all time, who combined for 7,558 victories, 17 league pennants and eight World Series titles.


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