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    Former Atlanta pitcher Greg Maddux, throwing a pitch against the Florida Marlins on Sept. 22, 2002, will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., along with Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox today.

    Hall of Braves

    The weird part was that Jeff Idelson didn't take a lot of time to answer.
    "Is there any word or description that unifies this class?" was the query posed to the National Baseball Hall of Fame's president.
    "The common thread among the six is profound humility," Idelson said of former managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa, and former players Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, all of whom will be inducted into the Hall today. "I don't think I realized that fully until I spent time with them in December. It was uncanny to me, for the cumulative star power in that group, the humility among them. I think that's felt really strongly with baseball fans."

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