The 2018 MLB Hall of Fame results have just been announced! With so many talented players on the ballot, baseball fans have eagerly been awaiting the MLB Hall of Fame class of 2018. Was it a runaway for stars like Chipper Jones and Jim Thome? How about controversial players like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds? The votes have been calculated and the new class of baseball immortals is here.

The inductees

Chipper Jones was the runaway winner of the 2018 class of Hall of Fame inductees. Jones did it all during his two decades with the Atlanta Braves. An eight-time All-Star, an MVP winner and a World Series champ, Jones finished his career with a .303 average, 468 home runs and drove in 100-plus RBI's nine times in his career.

Jones received nearly 98 percent of the votes from sports writers, which was one of the highest ever.

Right behind Chipper is Vladimir Guerrero. Guerrero started his career with the Montreal Expos and once he hit the field he never looked back. Not only could he mash at the plate with the best in the game, he had a cannon for an arm. The big man finished his career with a .318 average, nearly 2,600 hits and 449 home runs. He also hit over .300 thirteen times in his 15-year career and was a nine-time All-Star.

Next up is Jim Thome. Thome proves that anyone who gets a chance at playing can become a star. Thome was a 13th round pick by the Cleveland Indians in 1989, and like current NFL star Tom Brady, his late-round selection motivated him to become one of the best to ever play the game.

Thome played 22 seasons in the big leagues and was just one of five players in major league history to hit 500 home runs, score 1,500 runs, drive in over 1,600 runs and collect over 1,700 walks. That is incredible! Thome is only the third first baseman to get in on the first ballot. The other two were Willie McCovey and Eddie Murray.

The closer

If Trevor Hoffman entered the game, it was lights out for the other team. Hoffman pitched for over 18 seasons in the big leagues, 16 with the San Diego Padres. Hoffman appeared in 1,035 total games -- and he saved 601. Hoffman was the first pitcher to ever reach the 500 and 600 save plateaus, and today he is in second place all-time in the saves category, only behind New York Yankee star Mariano Rivera.

The seven-time All-Star posted 40 or more saves nine times in his great career.

No 'Crime Dog'

While every player inducted today was more than deserving of the honor, how does Fred McGriff keep getting overlooked? Known as the "Crime Dog" by his fans, McGriff slugged 493 home runs, drove in over 1,500 runs and was a five-time All-Star in his nearly 20-year career. This guy deserves his due! Hopefully he will get in the HOF soon.

Finishing just below the 75-percent mark needed to get into the MLB Hall of Fame was Edgar Martinez at 70.4 percent, Mike Mussina at 63.5 percent and Roger Clemens at 57.3 percent.

Here is a look at how the voting finished for this year's class:

  • Chipper Jones 97.2%
  • Vladimir Guerrero 92.9%
  • Jim Thome 89.%
  • Trevor Hoffman 79.9%