The Hall of Fame has inducted four new members, as dozens of the game's living legends were on hand in Cooperstown over the weekend for the induction of the Class of 2015: Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz. It's the first foursome elected by the writers since 1955, but it's not as large as last year's class, a sextet that included three BBWAA-elected players (Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas) and three Expansion Era Committee-elected managers (Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, Joe Torre). The Golden Era Committee, which along with the Expansion Era Committee and the Pre-Integration Era Committee has succeeded the old Veterans Committee in addressing the candidacies of long-retired players, pitched a shutout in December with its own election.
Learn more about this year's decorated and historic class with SI's coverage of the players and the election, as well as features from the SI Vault on each new member of the Hall.
• JAFFE: Introduction to JAWS | Virtual ballot | Three thoughts on election
• JAWS PROFILES: Biggio | Johnson | Martinez | Smoltz
• JAFFE: Is 2015's class of pitchers the best of all time?
• VERDUCCI: Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz headline Class of 2015
• PODCAST: Joe Sheehan, Ted Keith talk HOF Class of 2015
• BAMBERGER: How moving to second base changed Craig Biggio's career
• VERDUCCI: Revisiting Randy Johnson's milestone wins on the way to 300
• VERDUCCI: The Power of Pedro: Martinez masters pitching in brilliant year
• VERDUCCI: John Smoltz opens eyes with his breakout Cy Young season