Monday, March 1, 2021

HOF Tom Glavine

How many times have teammates, who dominated together, been inducted into the Hall of Fame in the same year? Tom Glavine went in with his teammate Greg Maddux (highlighted last week). He received, in his first year of eligibility, 91.9% of the vote. About 6% less than Maddux, and about 8% more than Frank Thomas, who also went in in 2014. 

Glavine, like Maddux, strayed from the Braves for a time, playing five years for the Mets. But he played more than three times that number of years, 17, with the Braves. He returned to the Braves for his last year, 2008. The card shown here is his 2008 Topps card. Homeboy went 2-4 in 13 games with the Braves in 2008. But he didn't officially retired until February 2010. He clearly, then, went unsigned for a season or so.


Glavine won 2 Cy Young Awards (1991, 1998), a 10-time All-Star, won the World Series in 1995 and was named MVP of it, and was a 4-time Silver Slugger award. I'm sure they still give out Silver Sluggers for pitchers, but I don't know why. His first Silver Slugger was awarded when he batter .230 with 17 hits, one double, and six RBI. Nice going!

Glavine amassed 2607 career strikeouts but never lead the league in that category. 

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5 comments:

  1. I was always a Glavine fan, except when he pitched against the Cubs. I was always enamored with the extra inches he would be given off the outside corner.

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    1. That's pretty standard I think to admire a pitcher (or a batter) with the exception of when they are destroying your team.

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  2. I've always been more of a Maddux guy... which is kind of weird since I'm a lefty.

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    1. I never thought of it as being a Maddux guy or a Glavine guy. I think, though, I'm much the same way about it.

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  3. I didn't realize he won 20 games (on the nose) three times in a row. Very cool.

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