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Jeff Schultz: Competitive nature drove Smoltz on, off field

There have been 18,245 major league baseball players in the last 140 years, according to, of which only 215 have been elected to the Hall of Fame. So to make it to Cooperstown, a player must have the talent and drive to be recognized as one of the top 1.2 percent in his profession, as well as the lab results to confirm he's not a chemical creation. The one-percent club welcomes John Smoltz. The former Braves' pitcher will be inducted into the Hall of Fame Sunday. He was a medical wonder, as doctors checked off several pages of Gray's Anatomy to keep him together. He won 213 games as a starter, saved 154 as a closer, struck out more than 3,000 and is the...