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Former Met Glavine Among Three Named to Baseball Hall of Fame

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A former New York Met on Wednesday was among three named to this year's National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Greg Maddux was a near unanimous choice in his first year on the ballot.

The former Braves and Cubs pitcher received 97 point 2 percent of the vote.

Maddux is eighth in all-time career wins with 355 and won the Cy Young award four times.

He will be joined in the hall with teammate Tom Glavine.

The lefthander spent the majority of his career with the Braves where he won two Cy Young awards.

He spent five years with the Mets where he won his 300th career game.

Frank Thomas is the third person elected to the hall of fame.

The former White sox slugger hit 521 home runs and had a career batting average of 301.

All three players were elected on their first year on the ballot

For the second year in a row, Mets catcher Mike Piazza fell short in getting the required 75 percent of the vote needed for election. He only received 62 percent of the vote.

The new members will be enshrined in Cooperstown this summer.

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