Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Wednesday.

Eighth on the wins list with a 355-227 record and a 3.16 ERA over 23 seasons, Maddux won four consecutive Cy Young Awards from 1992-95 and a record 18 Gold Gloves with the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego. An eight-time All-Star, he won at least 13 games in 20 straight seasons.

Among pitchers with 3,000 innings whose careers began in 1921 or later – after the Dead Ball Era – Maddux's 1.80 walks per nine innings is second only to Robin Roberts' 1.73, according to STATS.

Glavine, -- Maddux's longtime teammate with the Braves -- was a 10-time All-Star, a two-time Cy Young winner and compiled 305-203 record over 22 seasons. At the induction ceremony in Cooperstown on July 27, Maddux and Glavine join their former manager Bobby Cox, elected last month by the expansion-era committee along with Joe Torre and Tony La Russa.

A two-time AL MVP, Thomas hit .301 with 521 homers and 1,704 RBIs in 19 seasons with the Chicago White Sox, Toronto and Oakland.