Hall of Fame
Any and all news about the National Baseball Hall of Fame, as it pertains to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Feared slugger Jim Thome, whose 612 home runs rank eighth all-time, was voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. He briefly played for the Dodgers in 2009, with 22 pinch-hit appearances down the stretch and in the playoffs in 2009.
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Former Dodgers catcher Mike Piazza was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association with the class of 2016, receiving 83 percent of the vote. Piazza was inducted along with Ken Griffey Jr. into Cooperstown.
Former Dodgers catcher Mike Piazza will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, but he will wear a Mets cap on his plaque in Cooperstown, leaving Dodgers fans to lament the team trading him away in 1998.
Pedro Martinez is one of four players voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, announced on Tuesday, while another former Dodgers player, catcher Mike Piazza, needs to wait at least one more year for induction to Cooperstown.
A pair of longtime Dodgers, first baseman Gil Hodges and shortstop Maury Wills - are two of 10 players on the Hall of Fame Golden Era ballot, needing 12 votes from a 16-member committee in September for induction to Cooperstown.