Newsday's Mark Herrmann cast his ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Here are the five names he submitted.
Long Island native Craig Biggio played all 20 seasons of his career with the Astros, splitting time at second base, catcher and outfielder. He had a .281 batting average, a .363 OBP, 291 home runs and 1,175 RBIs in 2,850 career games.
Randy Johnson pitched in 22 seasons for the Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, Yankees and San Francisco Giants. "The Big Unit" won 303 career games, is the all-time leader in strikeouts per nine innings pitched (10.67) and ranks second all-time in strikeouts (4,875).
Pedro Martinez is a three-time Cy Young Award winner and former World Series champion. He played 18 seasons for the Boston Red Sox, Mets and Phillies, and his 1.054 WHIP is the lowest for starting pitchers in the live-ball era.
Mike Piazza holds the record for most home runs by a catcher (396). However, the former Dodgers, Marlins, Mets, Padres and A's backstop has faced suspicion about whether or not he used PEDs during his career.
John Smoltz is the only pitcher in MLB history to have both 200 wins and 150 saves. He won the NL Cy Young Award in 1996 and had 3,074 striekouts in 213 career games.