眾所矚目也眾星雲集的古柏鎮名人堂，終於在今天凌晨開獎，這次是從１９５５開始後，再次出現四位球星進入名人堂的階段，而這四位當中，左右護法Randy Johnson和Pedro Martinez毫無懸念，以超過九成的得票率在第一年就直接當選名人堂成員，另外勇士隊的三巨頭之一John Smoltz也是首年就直接當選，另一位太空人傳奇Craig Biggio也在熬了兩年後，今年終於如願成為古柏鎮的名人堂成員之一。
Randy Johnson 534 (97.3) 1(年)
Pedro Martinez 500 (91.1) 1
John Smoltz 455 (82.9) 1
Craig Biggio 454 (82.7) 3
其中，原本espn的原文中有提到，今年需要４１２張投票，也就是７５％以上（總共５４９人投票）才能進入棒球名人堂的位置，Randy Johnson能拿到５３４票可說是幾乎全數通過，然而Pedro Martinez的５００票也不簡單，兩位左右護法可說是共同在球隊裡的門神，Johnson生涯拿下３０３勝和４８７５次三振的成績，也讓他拿到史上左投第八名得票率的殊榮。
圖：Randy Johnson和Pedro Martinez左右護法也進入名人堂
John Smoltz和Craig Biggio可說是斧頭幫和太空人的門面，Craig Biggio在經歷三次的挑戰之後，去年只差臨門一腳就過關，今年終於突破，最後安全達陣，可說是太棒了！而John Smoltz本來在１９８７年被老虎選走，被交易到勇士後從１９８８年開始替球隊先發，曾經在１９９６年拿到賽揚獎，一直先發到１９９９年後因動Tommy John Surgery而缺席一整季，復出之後開始擔任救援投手，２００１年替球隊後援４年就拿下１５４次救援成功，後來在２００５年又轉成先發，連三年又拿到雙位數勝投，最終累計２１３勝１５４次救援成功，這樣的成績也讓他在２０１２年獲得亞特蘭大勇士隊第九位退休背號的殊榮，最終也進入古柏鎮棒球名人堂的榮譽。
然而也是有遺珠之憾，Mike Piazza今年差２８票才能入選，在２０１３年得票率５７．８％和去年的６２．２％，今年進步到６９．９％，我想明年應該有機會進來吧。而像是Clemens和Mc Gwire或Jeff Bagwell（５５．２％），甚至到最差明年還有機會的Gary Sheffield (１１．７％) 和 Nomar Garciaparra (５．５％)都還能在明年繼續拚一下，比較慘的是Carlos Delgado (３．８％)之後的，就失去了明年繼續被投票的機會了。
NEW YORK -- Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, a trio of star pitchers who dominated in an era of offense, were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Tuesday along with Craig Biggio, the first time since 1955 that writers selected four players in one year.
Johnson, Martinez and Smoltz easily earned induction on their first tries, and Biggio made it on his third attempt after falling two votes shy last year.
Hall of Fame candidates needed 412 votes, or 75 percent of the 549 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Players also must receive 5 percent of the ballots in order to remain on next year's list.
Steroids-tainted stars Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa remained far from election.
Johnson, a five-time Cy Young Award winner with 303 victories and 4,875 strikeouts, was selected on 534 of 549 ballots by veteran members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
"The Hall of Fame was never something that I surely ever thought about," said Johnson, who has been pursuing a photography career since his retirement.
The 97.3 percentage for the left-hander was the eighth-highest in the history of voting.
"I don't think people quite understand how difficult it is to be 6-foot-10 and be throwing a ball 60 feet, 6 inches away," Johnson said. "In order to do that, you have to be consistent with your release point and where you're landing and your arm slot and all that. For someone 6-1, 6-2, there's less body to keep under control, so it's a lot easier."
Martinez, a three-time Cy Young winner, appeared on 500 ballots (91.1 percent). Martinez was 219-100, struck out 3,154, led the major leagues in ERA five times, and in 2004 helped the Boston Red Sox to their first World Series title in 86 years.
Martinez also became the second player from the Dominican Republic elected to Cooperstown, joining Juan Marichal (1983).
"So many people in the Dominican Republic and so many people all over the world got to know me as a player but not as a person," Martinez said during an interview with MLB Network. "What I mean to the Dominican Republic -- it was a great honor to just have the opportunity to go on the first ballot."
Smoltz was picked on 455 ballots (82.9 percent) and will join former Atlanta teammates Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, who were inducted last summer along with Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas. Smoltz, the 1996 NL Cy Young winner, was 213-155 with 154 saves, the only pitcher with 200 wins and 150 saves.
"I'm honored, I'm humbled, and when the phone call came I was, for the first time ever, speechless," Smoltz told MLB Network.
Smoltz also went 15-4 in the postseason, helping Atlanta reach the World Series five times and win a championship in 1995.
"The only thing I think that all of us regret a little bit is that we didn't execute enough to deliver enough championship rings, especially for our manager [Bobby Cox]," he said.
Biggio appeared on 454 ballots, 42 more than the 75 percent needed and up from 68.2 percent in his first appearance and 74.8 percent last year. He had 3,060 hits in 20 big league seasons, all with the Houston Astros.
I was so excited. I was crying, I ain't going to lie. I'm 49 years old -- I was an emotional mess when it happened. Then I asked them if it was a prank phone call.
"I haven't been this excited or antsy or nervous in any baseball game I've ever played," Biggio told MLB Network. "I was real anxious and very grateful and humble to be able to be elected into the Hall of Fame. ... I was so excited. I was crying, I ain't going to lie. I'm 49 years old -- I was an emotional mess when it happened. Then I asked them if it was a prank phone call."
The quartet will be inducted in Cooperstown on July 26. The BBWAA had not voted in four players in a single year since selecting Joe DiMaggio, Gabby Hartnett, Ted Lyons and Dazzy Vance 60 years earlier.
Mike Piazza fell 28 votes short but increased his percentage to 69.9 from 57.8 in 2013 and 62.2 last year.
Clemens received 37.5 percent and Bonds 36.8 percent. Clemens, the only seven-time Cy Young winner, started at 37.6 percent in 2013 and dropped to 35.4 last year; Bonds, the only seven-time MVP, began at 36.2 and fell to 34.7.
McGwire, in his ninth and next-to-last year of eligibility, received 10 percent, down from 11 last year and less than half his peak of 23.6 percent in 2008. Sosa was on 6.6 percent of the ballot, down from 12.5 in 2013 and 7.2 last year but above the 5 percent threshold for remaining on next year's list.
Jeff Bagwell was at 55.7 percent, followed by Tim Raines at 55 percent and Curt Schilling at 39.2 percent. Other players included Lee Smith (30.2), Edgar Martinez (27), Alan Trammell (25.1) and Mike Mussina (24.6).
Don Mattingly received 9.1 percent in his 15th and final appearance on the ballot. Under a change made by the Hall's board last summer, players' eligibility was cut from 15 years to 10, but the 11-15 group was grandfathered.
Gary Sheffield (11.7 percent) and Nomar Garciaparra (5.5) will remain on the ballot. Among the 17 first-time eligibles who will be dropped are Carlos Delgado (3.8 percent) and players' association head Tony Clark, who did not get any votes.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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