Greg Maddux, Tony La Russa's Hall of Fame caps will be without logos

Doug Pensinger

Two of the biggest baseball names of the last generation will go into Cooperstown without logos on their caps.

This year's star-studded Hall of Fame cast will feature something a little out of the ordinary; two inductees who will forgo a team logo on their Hall of Fame plaque. Greg Maddux, who played for the Cubs, Braves, Padres, and Dodgers in his impressive career, and Tony La Russa, who managed the White Sox, Athletics, and Cardinals will enter without a team specific affiliation, per Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

The other four inductees' caps will feature the obvious teams; the Braves for Tom Glavine and Bobby Cox, the Yankees for Joe Torre, and the White Sox for Frank Thomas. Rubin indicates that the Hall picks the caps in conjunction with the players and Hall president Jeff Idelson said that "For those players whose careers were built significantly around multiple teams, not having team logo is equally acceptable," according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports [sic].

In Maddux's case, he "couldn't pick [because] both places (CHI, ATL) mean so much to me," per Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas. Maddux was elected with 97.2% of the vote earlier this month and La Russa was elected by the Veteran's Committee in December. The 2014 Hall of Fame inductions will take place July 27 in Cooperstown.

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