URGENT-Baseball-Maddux, Glavine, Thomas elected to Hall of Fame


NEW YORK, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in results announced on Wednesday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Players needed to be on 75 percent of the 571 ballots cast for election to the Cooperstown shrine.

(Reporting by Larry Fine, Editing by Gene Cherry)