Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio Elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame

Pedro Martinez at Fenway Park on Tuesday. Martinez, at 5-11, is the shortest pitcher with 3,000 strikeouts. Credit Steven Senne/Associated Press
Pedro Martinez at Fenway Park on Tuesday. Martinez, at 5-11, is the shortest pitcher with 3,000 strikeouts. Credit Steven Senne/Associated Press

Baseball writers elected four players for the first time since 1955, with the Big Unit, Martinez and Smoltz earning induction on the first try Tuesday. Biggio made it on the third attempt after falling two votes shy last year.

The quartet will be inducted in Cooperstown on July 26. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America had not given four players the necessary 75 percent in a single year since selecting Joe DiMaggio, Gabby Hartnett, Ted Lyons and Dazzy Vance 60 years earlier.

SOURCE: The Associated Press

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