Maddux, Thomas already represented in Cooperstown

Maddux, Thomas already represented in Cooperstown
July 23, 2014, 6:45 pm
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Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.

But you don’t have the kind of careers both had without already having some sort of representation in baseball’s hallowed grounds at Cooperstown, N.Y. Both Maddux, who pitched for the Cubs from 1986-92 and again from 2004-06, and Thomas, who played for the White Sox from 1990-2005, have previously donated items to the Hall of Fame. Here’s a list of game memorabilia Maddux and Thomas gave to the Hall during their careers.

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Maddux

— Glove used during 1995 regular season and World Series.

— Spikes worn during 1995 season and World Series.

— Spikes worn Aug. 18, 1998 when he won his 200th career game.

— First ball in play from the 1999 World Series (Yankees v Braves) signed by Orlando Hernandez and Greg Maddux, the Game 1 starting pitchers.

— Ball from Sept. 22, 2002 when Maddux earned his 15th win of the season, making him only the second player in Major League Baseball history to win 15 games in 15 consecutive seasons.

— Cap and spikes worn Aug. 7, 2004 when he recorded his 300th career victory.

— Cubs cap worn by Maddux April 29, 2005, when he started against Astros' Roger Clemens -- only the fifth time two 300-game winners started the same game since 1900 and the first time in the National League.

— Ball signed by Clemens and Maddux from April 29, 2005

— Cubs jersey worn July 26, 2005 when he recorded his 3000th career strikeout.

— Padres shirt from May 10, 2008 when he recorded his 350th career win.

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Thomas

— White Sox jersey from the 1994 season, when he was named most valuable player.

— Bat used during the 1994 season.

— Bat used to hit a home run in the 1995 All-Star Game.

— Bat used by to record his 300th home run.

— Official American League baseball autographed by Thomas.

*List courtesy of National Baseball Hall of Fame.