I found this great video highlight on YouTube the other day. Got some HUGE homers on this.
Congratulations to the Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Without a doubt, these three players were the faces of the game throughout the 90s. With their election into the Hall, the trio adds a combined 1,230 home runs to Cooperstown. Maddux and Glavine surrendered 353 and 356 home runs respectively through their careers, while Thomas hit 521. Here are some quick, Hall of Fame home run facts.
- With Frank Thomas’ election, 12 of the 20 players in MLB history to hit at least 520 home runs are in Cooperstown.
- Maddux and Glavine didn’t just give up home runs, they also hit a few. Maddux hit five home runs through his career, while Glavine hit one.
- Most home runs hit by a Hall of Fame pitcher? 37. Hit by Cleveland pitching great Bob Lemon.
- 242 Hall of Famers have hit a total of 32,493 total home runs. 71 Hall of Fame pitchers have given up a combined 13,156 home runs.
- Managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre, and Tony La Russa were elected to the Hall of Fame in December by the Veteran’s Committee. These three former managers combined to hit a grand total of 261 homers; Torre with 252, Cox with nine, and La Russa with zero.