Former third baseman Scott Rolen was chosen this Tuesday as a new member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, located in Cooperstown, New York.
In the vote of the members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, whose results were communicated by the Major Leagues, the American Rolen was chosen with 76.3 percent.
Scott Rolen is a Hall of Famer! He’ll take his place among baseball immortals on July 23 in Cooperstown.
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This way, the third baseman surpassed the 75 percent of the votes established to enter the Cooperstown Hall, New York.
In the class Of 2023, Rolen will be accompanied at his induction by Fred McGriff, who was unanimously elected by the sixteen members of the Committee of the Era of Contemporary Players.
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To Rolen, who debuted on the ballot in 2018, this was his sgreat opportunity to enter the Hall of Fame.
At 47 years old, Rolen is the eighteenth third baseman who wins a place in Cooperstown and the first to do so since Chipper Jones in 2018.
Rolen played 16 seasons in the Major Leaguesin which he played for Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays and Cincinnati Reds.
On this tour, Rolen batted .281, he accumulated 2,077 hits, 517 doubles (fifth all-time among third basemen), 43 triples and 316 home runs. Too he scored 1,211 runs and drove in 1,287.
got a silver bat, as the best offensive third baseman in the National League in the 2022 season and rose eight times with the Gold Glove (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2010).
Rolen, who won the award for Rookie of the Year in the 1997 campaignattended to seven editions of the All-Star Game (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2011) and finished fourth for the Most Valuable Player Award bid in 2004.
the starter Todd Helton followed Rolen in the voting, with 72.2% of the vote, and third place went to the left-handed closer Billy Wagner, with 68.1%.
Among the Latin Americans who aspired to achieve their plaque in the Hall of Fame, the Curaçao was better positioned Andruw Joneswith 58.1% of the votes.
They followed the Puerto Rican Carlos Beltran (46.5%), Dominicans Alex Rodriguez (35.7%) and Manny Ramirez (33.2%), Venezuelans Omar Vizquel (19.5%), Bobby Abreu (15.4%) and Francis Rodriguez (10.8%).
(With information from Reuters)