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Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2014
CINCINNATI (Brad Johansen) -- Three players are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday as steroids continue to hurt other candidates.
Steroids will continue to be a problem. Roger Clemens did receive 35-percent of the vote, Barry Bonds 34-percent and Mark McGuire 11-percent. But three made it it in easily on their first ballot - and a 4th painfully was painfully close.
With 75-percent of the vote needed, the man they called 'The Big Hurt,' Frank Thomas, received over 83-percent of the vote. He becomes the first Hall-of-Famer whose career began in the 90's. He was primarily a designated hitter.
The first pair of teammates to go in with over 90-percent of the votes is the Baves' Greg Maddux - with 97-percent - and Tom Glavine - with over 91 percent.
The honor is something that takes a little while to sink in according to Glavine.
Craig Biggio tied a record with the closest margin of exclusion - missing the 75 percent by just two votes.