Atlanta Braves Aces Headed to Baseball Hall of Fame

The Baseball Writers Association of America has announced the 2014 class of inductees for the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

It will include former Atlanta Braves ace pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux.

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It just seems fitting that Maddux and Glavine will be inducted at the same time.

The two are considered among the greatest Braves pitchers and during a time in the 1990’s both were dominant in the league.

Greg Maddux is 8th on major league baseball’s all-time wins list.

He has 355 wins.

Maddux didn’t blow hitters away with power, but instead he was known for the ability to strategically place the ball so hitters often either struck out or hit grounders to the infield.

He won 4 Cy Young awards, that’s given to the national league’s best pitcher and 18 Gold glove awards for fielding.

In an interview with he talked heading to Cooperstown with his former teammate and friend.

“I just think it’s awesome to go into the hall of fame with Tom Glavine. I just think it’s an added bonus for me personally.”

Tom Glavine racked up 305 wins in his 22 year career.

He joined the Braves in 1987.

Glavine, a left-hander, won 20 or more games five times.

For Braves fans, one of Glavine’s pitching masterpieces came in game 6 of the 1995 World Series…in which the team was crowned World champions.

Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux will join their old skipper, long time Braves manager Bobby Cox, during this summer’s hall of fame ceremony which takes place in Cooperstown, New York.

The following videos are from the MLB Network about the careers of Maddux and Glavine.  These are best viewed using Internet Explorer.

The Mastery of Maddux

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Tom Glavine on his HOF selection

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John Smoltz and MLB Tonight takes a look at the careers of Maddux and Glavine.

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