Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz and Biggio elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz and versatile Craig Biggio were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in results announced Tuesday.

Johnson, Martinez and Smoltz were in their first year of eligibility. Biggio, who played second base, catcher and outfielder during his 20-year Major League career, narrowly missed election last year.

Smoltz, both a starter and closer, spent most of his career with the Atlanta Braves. He was 213-155 over his 21-year career with 154 saves.

Smoltz was at his best in the postseason: 15-4.

Johnson received 97.3 percent of the vote, Martinez 91.1, Smoltz 82.9 and Biggio 82.7. A player must receive 75 percent of the vote to enter the Hall of Fame.

Former catcher Mike Piazza was the top vote-getter that didn't make it. He got 69.9 percent of the vote, falling 28 votes shy of 75 percent.