Vladimir Guerrero, Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday, while Edgar Martinez fell just short.
Jones and Thome enter on their first ballot while Guerrero enters on his second attempt and Hoffman enters on his third. As for Martinez, he’ll be eligible for the 10th and final time a year from now.
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens continued to make progress, but fell shy of the 75 per cent approval rating required by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
The players will be inducted to Cooperstown on July 29 along with former Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, who were elected by the Modern Baseball Era committee last month.