Hall of Fame: DoD Ballot’s

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May 18, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros former second baseman Craig Biggio watches batting practice before a game against the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

1. Greg Maddux- One of the best right handed pitchers in the modern era. Four straight Cy Young Awards from 1992-95 and finished with an ERA under 2.50 six times through his career. 300 wins and 3000 strikeouts make Maddux a no brainer.

2. Frank Thomas- MVP in 1993 and 1994. A force in the middle of the White Sox lineup in the 1990s, hitting over 24 home runs in all but one year through the 90s. Career totals of 521 home runs and 1704 RBIs and a .301 batting average.

3. Tom Glavine- He was a main part in the Braves’ championship teams in the 90s, compiling 20+ wins five times through his career and an ERA under 3.20 nine times. He finished with 305 wins and 2607 strikeouts.

4. Craig Biggio- Posted an OPS+ over 200 fifteen times in his career. 3060 hits for his career, while leading the NL in doubles three times. Seven time all star and is second all time for hit by pitches with 285.

5. Lee Smith- One of the best closers of his time. Second all time in saves with 478 and owns an ERA of 3.03 in 18 seasons. Led the league in saves four times while compiling 30+ saves from 1984-1995.

6. Tim Raines- Totaled 808 stolen bases which is good for fifth all time. Led the NL in stolen bases in four straight seasons from 1981-84.  He also compiled a career batting average of .294 and OBP of .385. Raines is considered one of the best leadoff hitters of all time. 

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