Jul 13, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; MLB former playersMike Piazza
(left) talks withJohn Smoltz
(right) during the MLB legends and celebrity softball game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
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.