The Hall of Fame voting results are in and the Class of 2014 welcomed three worthy inductees: Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas. This is much better outcome for Cooperstown than last year when the BBWAA didn't elect anyone into the hall. Craig Biggio received 74.8% of the 75% needed for election. He missed out by two votes. JUST TWO. He'll probably make it in next year but what a disappointment to be so close. Jack Morris, who was in his last year of eligibility, got 61.5% of the vote and will have to be inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee and Mike Piazza was right above Morris with 62.2%.
Other notable players who remain on the ballot for another year: Jeff Bagwell 54.3% Tim Raines 46.1% Roger Clemens 35.4% Barry Bonds 34.7% Lee Smith 29.9% Curt Schilling 29.2% Edgar Martinez 25.2% Alan Trammell 20.8% Mike Mussina 20.3% Jeff Kent 15.2% Fred McGriff 11.7% Mark McGwire 11.0% Larry Walker 10.2% Don Mattingly 8.2% Sammy Sosa 7.2%
Players who are done because they landed under the necessary 5% need to remain on the ballot: Moises Alou, Mike Timlin, Eric Gagne, Kenny Rogers, Armando Benitez, Paul LoDuca, Hideo Nomo, Todd Jones, Jacques Jones, Richie Sexson, J.T. Snow, Luis Gonzalez, Ray Durham, Sean Casey and Rafael Palmeiro.