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The 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame inductees

The 2015 MLB Hall of Fame class (Source: Raycom Media) The 2015 MLB Hall of Fame class (Source: Raycom Media)
Major League Baseball announced the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame inductees. 

Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, Craig Biggio, and Pedro Martinez are the four players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

It is the first time since 1955 that only four players were inducted. Johnson, Smoltz, and Martinez were inducted in on their first time of eligibility. Biggio finally made it in after his third time of eligibility. 

Randy Johnson was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1985 and made his debut in 1988 and pitched 11 total games for the Expos in 1988 and 1989. He would be traded to the Mariners in the 1989 season. Johnson would spend 9 seasons with the Mariners making multiple All-Star games.

The "Big Unit" would move to the Astros, Yankees, Diamondbacks before finishing his career with the San Francisco Giants in 2009. He won the World Series MVP in 2001 with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Johnson had a win-loss record of 303-166 with 4,875 strikeouts.

John Smoltz spent 21 years in Major League Baseball, 20 of those were spent with the Atlanta Braves. In 2009 he was on the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. 

Smoltz was selected to eight All-Star games and received the Cy Young Award in 1996. Smoltz was a well rounded pitcher collecting 213 wins and added 154 saves. Smoltz rang up 3,084 batters in his 21-year career.

In 1995 Smoltz and the Braves won the World Series. Smoltz joins former teammates, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, who were inducted last year.

Pedro Martinez spent 18-years in the MLB. Martinez started his career off with the Dodgers then would be traded to the Montreal Expos before the 1994 season. Martinez played well in Montreal, but he would make his name for himself when he put on the Boston Red Sox jersey in 1997. He spent seven seasons with the Red Sox and in 2004 he helped lead Boston to their first World Series Championship since 1918.

Martinez was an eight time All-Star and a three time Cy Young Award winner, (1997, 1999, 2000).

Craig Biggio makes it in the Hall of Fame in his third year of eligibility. Biggio came up short in 2014 where he was .2 percent short from making the required 75 percent needed for election, this year he had 82.7 percent.

Biggio spent 20 years in the MLB, all of which he spent with the Houston Astros. 

Biggio is a seven time All-Star, four time Gold Glove Award winner, and a five time Silver Slugger Award winner. Houston has retired his #7 jersey. The former second baseman had 3,060 hits, 291 home-runs, and added 414 stolen bases. Biggio fell nine home-runs short of joining the 300-300 club (300 home-runs and 300 stolen bases). He would of become the seventh player to reach that milestone. 

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