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Former Tiger Jack Morris misses out on final bid for baseball Hall of Fame

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DETROIT, MI (WTVB) - Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, and first baseman Frank Thomas are among 19  new  candidates on the  2014 National Baseball  Hall of Fame ballot. Craig Biggio,  the top vote-getter of the 2013 ballot, leads 17 players returning to the 2014 ballot. Biggio totaled 3,060 hits and was a seven-time All-Star. Last year,  he  tallied 388  votes (68.2 percent),  39 shy of  the 427 required for election.  Players  must be  named on 75  percent of the  ballots cast to earn election. 

Other  players named  on more  than half the  ballots last year but failed  to  gain entry were former Detroit Tiger pitcher  Jack Morris (67.7 percent), first baseman Jeff  Bagwell (59.6),  catcher Mike  Piazza (57.8)  and outfielder  Tim Raines (52.2).  Players  may remain  on the ballot  for up to  15 years provided they receive  five percent of the vote in any year. This is the 15th and final year of eligibility for Morris.     

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