John Smoltz Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
Talk about the big one, John Smoltz said two and a half years ago that the home run he hit in the 1985 Diamond Classic remained the greatest moment he had in sports.
Tuesday, that homer dropped down one notch. The Waverly High graduate became just the fourth Michigan native to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, going in with 82.9 percent of the vote and as one of the rare players to make the Hall on his first attempt.
Here a few of the reasons that Lansing native and Waverly High grad John Smoltz made it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Eight time National League All Star, 1992 NLCS MVP, 1995 World Series champion, 1996 NL Cy Young award and only pitcher in MLB history with at least 200 wins and 150 saves.