Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Maddux, Glavine and Being Inducted Together

The Baseball Hall of Fame voting results were just announced and Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are all headed to Cooperstown. They will join managers Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre, forming an incredible Class of 2014.

Atlanta will be well represented at the ceremony in July, with Maddux, Glavine and Cox all presumably going in as Braves. The last time three people were enshrined as members of the same team was in 2000, when Sparky Anderson, Bid McPhee and Tony Perez went in as Reds. But since McPhee played in the 19th Century far removed from the others, let's find actual teammates that were inducted together. The last time three contemporaries were put in as teammates was in 1946, when the famed Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance double-play combination went in together.

Below is a complete list of teams pairs (or trios) or inductees that went into the Hall of Fame in the same year as members of the same team. Several have notes on the right signifying years that they played together (or in the case of Sparky and Perez, that one managed the other).

Inductee Pos Year Team
Tom Glavine P 2014 Atlanta Braves Together 1993-2002
Greg Maddux P 2014 Atlanta Braves
Bobby Cox MGR 2014 Atlanta Braves
Sparky Anderson MGR 2000 Cincinnati Reds Anderson/Perez
Bid McPhee 2B 2000 Cincinnati Reds Together
Tony Perez 1B 2000 Cincinnati Reds 1970-76
Richie Ashburn CF 1995 Philadelphia Phillies
Mike Schmidt 3B 1995 Philadelphia Phillies
Lou Brock LF 1985 St. Louis Cardinals
Enos Slaughter RF 1985 St. Louis Cardinals
Don Drysdale P 1984 Los Angeles Dodgers Together 1956-58
Pee Wee Reese SS 1984 Brooklyn Dodgers
Bob Gibson P 1981 St. Louis Cardinals
Johnny Mize 1B 1981 St. Louis Cardinals
Al Lopez MGR 1977 Cleveland Indians
Joe Sewell SS 1977 Cleveland Indians
Roger Connor 1B 1976 New York Gothams
Freddie Lindstrom 3B 1976 New York Giants
Whitey Ford P 1974 New York Yankees Together 1953-67
Mickey Mantle CF 1974 New York Yankees
High Pockets Kelly 1B 1973 New York Giants
Mickey Welch P 1973 New York Giants
Yogi Berra C 1972 New York Yankees
Lefty Gomez P 1972 New York Yankees
Luke Appling SS 1964 Chicago White Sox Together 1930-33
Red Faber P 1964 Chicago White Sox
Tim Keefe P 1964 New York Giants Together 1885-89
Monte Ward SS 1964 New York Gothams/Giants
Bill McKechnie MGR 1962 Cincinnati Reds
Edd Roush CF 1962 Cincinnati Reds
Ted Lyons P 1955 Chicago White Sox Together 1923-28
Ray Schalk C 1955 Chicago White Sox
Chief Bender P 1953 Philadelphia Athletics
Al Simmons LF 1953 Philadelphia Athletics
Frank Chance 1B 1946 Chicago Cubs Together 1902-12
Johnny Evers 2B 1946 Chicago Cubs
Joe Tinker SS 1946 Chicago Cubs
Eddie Plank P 1946 Philadelphia Athletics Together 1902-12
Rube Waddell P 1946 Philadelphia Athletics
Roger Bresnahan C 1945 New York Giants Together 1904
Jim O'Rourke LF 1945 New York Giants
Eddie Collins 2B 1939 Chicago White Sox Together 1915-26
Charles Comiskey EXEC 1939 Chicago White Sox
Cap Anson 1B 1939 Chicago White Stockings Together 1882-91
Al Spalding EXEC 1939 Chicago White Stockings
Lou Gehrig 1B 1939 New York Yankees
Willie Keeler RF 1939 New York Highlanders
Nap Lajoie 2B 1937 Cleveland Indians
Tris Speaker CF 1937 Cleveland Indians

The last time two inductees that played together went in with the same team was when two Dodgers went in in 1984. The last three seasons of Pee Wee Reese's career overlapped with the the first three of Don Drysdale's. The last rotation-mates that went in together pitched more than 100 years ago (Plank and Waddell).

Included below is the same list for Negro League inductees.

Josh Gibson C 1972 Homestead Grays Together
Buck Leonard 1B 1972 Homestead Grays 1937-40, 1942-46
Pete Hill OF 2006 Chicago American Giants
Cristobal Torriente CF 2006 Chicago American Giants
Biz Mackey C 2006 Hilldale Together 1923-26
Louis Santop C 2006 Hilldale
Ray Brown P 2006 Homestead Grays Together 1932-45
Cum Posey EXEC 2006 Homestead Grays
Willard Brown OF 2006 Kansas City Monarchs 1935-44, 1948
Andy Cooper P 2006 Kansas City Monarchs 1928-29, 1931-39
J.L. Wilkinson EXEC 2006 Kansas City Monarchs 1920-48
Effa Manley EXEC 2006 Newark Eagles Together
Mule Suttles 1B 2006 Newark Eagles 1936-40, 42-44

Here's to Maddux, Glavine and Thomas on their big day.

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