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January 08, 2014

Greg Maddux one of three elected to Hall of Fame

Four-time Cy Young winner Greg Maddux, currently a special assistant to the general manager with the Rangers, was elected Wednesday for enshrinement in the National Baseball Hall of Fame with the highest percentage of the vote in history.

Maddux, brother to Rangers pitching Mike Maddux, won 355 games in his 23 years and won 18 Gold Gloves, the most by any player at any position. Maddux was on 97.2 percent of the ballots, falling short of the all-time mark of 98.86 held by Tom Seaver.

Joining Maddux during induction ceremonies July 27 will be former teammate Tom Glavine, a 300-game winner, and two-time MVP Frank Thomas. Maddux and Glavine's manager in Atlanta, Bobby Cox, will also be inducted with managers Joe Torre and Tony LaRussa.

Rangers radio voice Eric Nadel will be recognized in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 26 after being selected as the 2014 Ford C. Frick Award winner.

-- Jeff Wilson

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