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Baseball Writers Could Vote Elect Four Players To Hall Of Fame For First Time In More Than 50 Years

Last Updated: Wed 8, Jan 19:51

NEW YORK — Baseball Writers Could Elect A Quartet Of Players To The Hall Of Fame For The First Time In More Than A Half-century.

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine And Frank Thomas Appeared To Be On Track To Gain Election From The Baseball Writers’ Association Of America On Wednesday, And Craig Biggio Could Join Them. The Last Time Four Players Received The Required 75 Per Cent Was In 1955, When Joe DiMaggio, Gabby Hartnett, Ted Lyons And Dazzy Vance All Got In. Surprisingly, It Was The Third Ballot Appearance For DiMaggio, Who Fell 81 Votes Short In 1953 And 14 Shy The Following Year.

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