John Smoltz, Three Others Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Former Cardinals pitcher John Smoltz was among four former Major League baseball players elected to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Joining Smoltz in the Class of 2015 are fellow pitchers Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez, along with second baseman Craig Biggio.
Smoltz, who mainly pitched for the Atlanta Braves, finished his career with the Cardinals in 2009. Smoltz won 213 games in his career along with 154 saves. He becomes the first Hall of Fame pitcher to win over 200 games and save 150 games.
Randy Johnson, was named on 97.3% of the votes to gain election to Cooperstown. Johnson won 303 games while striking out 4,875 in his career. Pedro Martinez, was also elected to the Hal with 91.1% of the vote. Martinez won three Cy Young awards, 219 games and struck out 3.154 batters. Craig Biggio the long time catcher-2nd baseman and outfielder, who missed election in the Hall of Fame last year by just two votes, made it in 2015. Biggio, played his entire career with the Houston Astros, 20 years, accumulating 3,060 hits.
The four new Hall of Famers will be formally inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame this coming summer in Cooperstown, NY.