Hall of Famers vs. Reds

Congratulations are in order, of course, for the newest elected members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio. All are deserving of the honor.

In case you were curious, and I was, here is how each new Hall of Famer fared in their respective careers vs. the Reds:

Johnson: 3-3, 1.51 ERA, 11 G, 11 GS, 77 2/3 IP, 47 H, 16 BB, 113 K, 4 HR

Martinez: 7-2, 2.11 ERA, 18 G, 12 GS, 93 2/3 IP, 49 H, 25 BB, 106 K, 3 HR

Smoltz: 19-12, 3.12 ERA, 46 G, 39 GS, 282 2/3 IP, 236 H, 79 BB, 240 K, 31 HR

Biggio: .274/.348/.401, 18 HR, 84 RBI, 278 H, 69 2B, 3 3B, 32 SB, in 268 games

Three former Reds on the ballot for the first time — Aaron Boone, Rich Aurilia and Eddie Guardado — all fell short of receiving the needed five percent to remain on next year’s ballot. Boone received two votes out of 549 ballots cast while Aurilia and Guardado got zero votes.


All four are well deserving. Congratulations to all .

I haven’t seen three pitchers that are more deserving HOF inductees in a long time. They epitomize the workhorse mentality, year in year out consistency and class throughout their careers.
Randy Johnson
22 seasons
4135 IP
188 IP per season average
65% W rate
3.26 ERA
5 x CYA
Pedro Martinez
18 seasons
2827 IP
157 IP per season average
69% W rate
4.15 ERA
3 x CYA
John Smoltz
21 seasons
3473 IP
165 IP per season average
58% W rate
3.05 ERA
1 x CYA

Smoltz also had 154 saves.

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