Friday, January 09, 2015

A New Hall of Famer

I mentioned the other day when posting about the All-Star Game that it is a good place to "collect" famous names. One of them became more famous on Tuesday when he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Pitcher John Smoltz, now a broadcaster was there in both his current and past occupations. So I thought I would post the two pictures I have of him from July.

First is from the "Legends and Celebrities" Softball Game on the Sunday before the Tuesday game. He was, of course, pitching.

Second picture was prior to the game on Tuesday as he was prepping with one of the TV crew.

This was his first year of eligibility and, obviously, a well-deserved honor.

John Smoltz will join three other baseball greats in the Hall of Fame. Two other pitchers were also elected on their first year of eligibility- Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez. Joining them is Craig Biggio who fell two votes short last year. It is the first time since 1955 that four players have been elected.

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