2015 Baseball Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

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Jul 13, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; MLB former players

Mike Piazza

(left) talks with

John Smoltz

(right) during the MLB legends and celebrity softball game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

John Smoltz

After being a part of what may have been one of the best starting rotations in baseball history, Smoltz gets into the Hall of Fame on his own merit. A 3.33 career ERA is backed by 3084 strikeouts, and one Cy young award.

No former Minnesota Twins players were elected in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Most notably on the ballot was former closer, Eddie Guardado. Despite making the ballot however, Guardado will be left off next year after receiving less than 5% of the vote. With his new position on the Twins staff, he has an ok consolation prize staying involved in the game.

Other potential snubs include Barry Bonds, Fred McGriff, Edgar Martinez, Larry Walker, Alan Trammel, Roger Clemens, Mike Mussina, and Mike Piazza

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