Jones, Thome, Guerrero headline Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2018

Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman are headed to Cooperstown after being voted in as the Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2018, president Jeff Idelson of the Hall of Fame announced Wednesday evening.

Jones and Thome both earned the distinction of being first-ballot Hall of Famers in voting conducted by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Guerrero was voted in on his second year on the ballot, and Hoffman made it in his third.

Edgar Martinez was passed over in his ninth time on the ballot by receiving 70.4 percent of the vote. A candidate needs 75 percent to gain induction.

Mike Mussina (63.5) also fell short. Controversial candidates Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds again fell short of the threshold, getting 57.3 and 56.4 percent of the vote, respectively. It was the sixth year on the ballot for both Bonds and Clemens.

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HOUSTON - OCTOBER 17: Starting pitcher Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals flips the ball to first base for the out against the Houston Astros during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 17, 2005 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
BRONX, NY - APRIL 13: Pitcher Roger Clemens #22 of the New York Yankees throws against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays during the game at Yankee Stadium on April 13, 2003 in the Bronx, New York. The Devil Rays defeated the Devil Rays 2-1. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
BOSTON - OCTOBER 24: Johnny Damon #18 of the Boston Red Sox bats against the St. Louis Cardinals during game two of the 2004 World Series on October 24, 2004 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Vladimir Guerrero of the Anaheim Angels during 2-0 loss to the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., on September 18, 2004. (Photo by Kirby Lee/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Florida Marlins starting pitcher Livan Hernandez flips the ball in frustration after letting a pop fly off the bat of New York Mets rightfielder Bobby Bonilla land between him and third baseman Dave Berg in the fourth inning 12 April, 1999 at Shea Stadium in New York. The Mets beat the Marlins 8-1. AFP PHOTO/Matt CAMPBELL (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
BEIJING - MARCH 14: Pitcher Trevor Hoffman of the San Diego Padres in action during the 2008 Major League Baseball (MLB) China Series training at Beijing's Wukesong Stadium on March 14, 2008 in Beijing, China. The San Diego Padres will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first-ever Major League baseball games played in China. The two teams will meet at Beijing's Wukesong Stadium on March 15 and 16. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Second baseman Orlando Hudson #1 of the Arizona Diamondbacks fields a ground ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 22, 2006 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 20: Aubrey Huff #17 of the San Francisco Giants at bat against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 26: Jason Isringhausen #44 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers the pitch against the Cincinnati Reds on April 26, 2007 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cards beat the Reds 7-5. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ATLANTA - AUGUST 14: Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves to first base for the out against the Chicago Cubs at Turner Field on August 14, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - APRIL 7: Second baseman Jeff Kent #21 of the San Francisco Giants rounds the bases after his fifth inning home run during the MLB game against the San Diego Padres on April 7, 2002 at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco, California. The Giants won 10-1. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 17: Carlos Lee #45 of the Houston Astros runs to first base after hitting the ball in the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark on June 17, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. The Texas Rangers defeated the Houston Astros 9-3. (Photo by John Williamson/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA , PA - JULY 27: Brad Lidge #54 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park on July 27, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by L Redkoles/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 20: Edgar Martinez #11 of the Seattle Mariners during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles on May 20, 1997 at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Former New York Yankee Hideki Matsui participates during the teams Old Timers Day prior to a game between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on June 22, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - MAY 25: Jamie Moyer #52 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the New York Mets on May 25, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
BRONX, NY - MAY 24: Mike Mussina #35 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium on May 24, 2008 in the Bronx, New York. The Yankees won 12-6. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 08: Manny Ramirez #24 of the Boston Red Sox runs against the Detroit Tigers on April 8,2008 during Opening Day at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
DETROIT - OCTOBER 22: Scott Rolen #27 of the St. Louis Cardinals fields a ball a double play ball hit by Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Detroit Tigers during Game Two of 2006 World Series October 22, 2006 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Cardinals 3-1 to tie the series 1-1. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Johan Santana #57 of the New York Mets celebrates after pitching a no hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field on June 1, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Johan Santana pitches the first no hitter in Mets history. Mets defeated the Cardinals 8-0. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
BOSTON - OCTOBER 25: Curt Schilling #38 of the Boston Red Sox tips his hat to the crowd as he comes out of the game in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies during Game Two of the 2007 Major League Baseball World Series at Fenway Park on October 25, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 05: Gary Sheffield #11 of the New York Yankees tosses the ball to pitcher Mike Mussina #35 to make the play against the Detroit Tigers in the third inning of Game Two of the American League Division Series on October 5, 2006 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx Borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 18: Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs bats against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on September 18, 1998 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images)
14 Apr 2000: Jim Thome #25 of the Cleveland Indians looks on from the dugout during the game against the Texas Rangers at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Rangers defeated the Indians 7-2.
7 Mar 2002: Omar Vizquel #13 of the Cleveland Indians fields the ball against the Atlanta Braves during the spring training game at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images
PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 26: Houston Astros closer Billy Wagner pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning, 26 June 2001, in Phoenix. The Astros won 10-7. (Photo credit should read MIKE FIALA/AFP/Getty Images)
Colorado Rockies Larry Walker catches a fly ball from Los Angeles Dodgers Adrian Beltre at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on July 26, 2004. (Photo by Jon Soohoo/Getty Images)
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ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 12: Pitcher Carlos Zambrano #38 of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on August 12, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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The inductions will be held July. Former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris, a pitcher, and Alan Trammell, a shortstop, are part of the class after being selected by the Modern Era Committee last month.

Jones was named on a robust 97.2 percent of the 422 ballots. Guerrero received 92.9, Thome 89.8 and Hoffman 79.9.

A total of 317 votes was needed for induction.

Jones, 45, joins Ken Griffey Jr. as the only No. 1 overall picks in the baseball draft to wind up in the Hall of Fame. The Braves selected Jones in 1990 out of The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla., and Jones broke into the majors as a shortstop in 1993 before settling in as a third baseman. He spent his entire 19-season career in Atlanta.

The 1999 National League MVP, Jones was an eight-time All-Star, and he led the Braves to a World Series title in 1995, hitting .364 in the postseason that year.

In 2,499 career games, Jones batted .303 with a .401 on-base percentage, a .529 slugging percentage, 468 homers and 1,623 RBIs.

Guerrero, 42, ranks as one of the best players in the Montreal Expos' abbreviated history. He spent his first eight of his 16 major league seasons in Montreal before moving on to the Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels, the Texas Rangers and the Orioles.

He was the 2004 American League Most Valuable Player in his first season as an Angel, leading the league in runs (124) and total bases (366) while batting .337/.391/.598 with 39 homers, 126 RBIs and 15 stolen bases.

Guerrero wound up with a slash line of .318/.379/.553 to go with 449 homers and 1,496 RBIs. He was a nine-time All-Star.

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Thome, 47, spent 12 1/2 of his 22 major league seasons with the Cleveland Indians. He also played for the Philadelphia Phillies, the Chicago White Sox, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Minnesota Twins and the Baltimore Orioles.

His total of 612 homers ranks eighth in baseball history, and he sits 26th in career RBIs with 1,699 and seventh in walks with 1,747. On the flip side, Thome is also second in career strikeouts with 2,548.

A five-time All-Star, Thome surprisingly led his league in homers only once, when he hit 47 for the Phillies in 2003. He produced a career batting line of .276/.402/.554.

Hoffman, 50, ranks second with 601 career saves, trailing only Mariano Rivero (652). After breaking into the majors with the expansion Marlins in 1993, Hoffman was dealt to the Padres that June in the deal that brought Gary Sheffield to Florida.

Hoffman became a fixture in the San Diego bullpen until spending his final two seasons (2009 and '10) with the Milwaukee Brewers.

A seven-time All-Star, Hoffman twice led the NL in saves, posting 53 in 1998 and 46 in 2006. He wound up with a career 61-75 record and a 2.87 ERA to go along with 1,133 strikeouts and 307 walks in 1,098 1/3 innings.

Martinez, 55, was attempting to join Frank Thomas as the only Hall of Famers who spent the majority of their careers as a designated hitter. Paul Molitor also spent a large portion of his time at DH.

Martinez played all of his 18-year major league career with the Seattle Mariners, making seven All-Star teams and winning AL batting titles in 1992 (.343) and 1995 (.356).

In 2,055 games, Martinez hit .312/.418/.515 with 309 homers and 1,261 RBIs. According to baseball-reference.com, Martinez's on-base percentage ranks 21st in baseball history.

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