Baseball third baseman Scott Rolen was elected to the Baseball Corridor of Fame as a part of the Class of 2023 by a vote of the writers of the Baseball Writers Affiliation of America.
The outcomes, revealed Tuesday, set the stage for this summer season’s induction ceremony in Cooperstown, NY
There have been 14 gamers on the 2023 poll, the highest returning vote-getters together with Rolen, who acquired 63.2 % of final yr’s vote, together with Todd Helton (52 %) and Billy Wagner (51 hundred).
A participant wants 75% of the votes for induction. Rolen acquired 297 votes, which was 76.three %, 5 votes greater than Rolen wanted for election.
Rolen performed 17 years within the Majors, ending his profession with a .281 batting common, 316 house runs, 2,077 hits and 1,287 RBI. He received an eight-time Gold Glove and was a seven-time All-Star. He was the Nationwide League Rookie of the 12 months in 1997 and performed on the Philadelphia Phillies’ 2006 World Sequence workforce.
First baseman Todd Helton fell 11 votes wanting the election with 281 votes (72.2 %). Different gamers who earned a minimum of 50 % of the vote had been pitcher Billy Wagner with 265 (68.1 %), together with outfielders Andruw Jones with 226 (58.1) and Gary Sheffield with 214 (55.zero).
Rolen will be a part of Fred McGriff on the dais in Cooperstown throughout ceremonies July 21-24. McGriff was chosen in December within the first draft decide within the trendy baseball period. That 16-member committee considers gamers who contributed to the sport after 1980 however weren’t chosen throughout their authentic eligibility.
McGriff was probably the most productive gamers of his period, hitting 493 house runs and a couple of,493 RBIs in a 19-year profession that noticed him within the last MVP voting six completely different occasions. The five-time All-Star and three-time Silver Slugger received a World Sequence ring with the Atlanta Braves in 1995. He additionally hit a minimum of 30 house runs in a season for 5 of the six groups he performed for .
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