8-time Gold Glover, World Collection champion inducted into Nationwide Baseball Corridor of Fame
Scott Rolen was inducted into the Nationwide Baseball Corridor of Fame on Tuesday.
The previous St. Louis Cardinal bought it by simply 5 votes, with 76.3%, on his sixth poll — he earned simply 10.2 % in his first 12 months in 2018 (75% is required for gamers to be inducted).
Rolen recorded 2,077 hits in his 17-year profession with 316 residence runs and 1,287 RBIs. Rolen hit .281 in his profession, and is one in every of 4 third basemen, together with Chipper Jones, Adrian Beltre and George Brett, with 2,000 hits, 500 doubles, 300 residence runs and 1,200 RBIs.
Amongst non-active gamers, the seven-time All-Star’s .855 OPS is the eighth greatest amongst third basemen of all time – he additionally received eight Gold Glove Awards.
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Rolen is the one participant in MLB historical past to play at the least 2,000 video games and the one one to play third base all through his profession.
The 1997 NL Rookie of the 12 months received Gold Gloves in his third and fifteenth season, the place he acquired MVP votes in each seasons. He completed fourth for NL MVP in 2004 when he hit .314 with a 1.007 OPS and belted 34 homers and 124 runs batted in, all career-bests.
Rolen received a World Collection with St. Louis in 2006 and was inducted into their Corridor of Fame in 2019.
He was with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1996 to 2002 earlier than being traded to the Cardinals that season. He remained there till 2007 and joined the Toronto Blue Jays in 2008. The subsequent 12 months, he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds, the place he remained till his retirement in 2012.
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Todd Helton missed out on inclusion with 72.2% of the vote. He has 5 years of eligibility left, so at this level, it is a matter of when, not if. He missed induction by 11 votes.
Nevertheless, regardless of hitting essentially the most residence runs (351) by any second baseman within the historical past of baseball, it’s the finish of the road for Jeff Kent. He acquired 46.5% of the vote after a 17-year profession with the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, Cleveland, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers. He hit .290, recorded 2,461 hits, achieved an .855 OPS, drove in 1,518 runs, and received an MVP in 2000.
Gary Sheffield has one other probability to get the plaque subsequent season. His numbers (509 homers, .292 common, .907 OPS) are definitely Corridor of Fame worthy, however questions have arisen about his involvement with PEDs. He bought 55% of the votes.
In his first 12 months of qualifying, Carlos Beltrán acquired 46.5% of the vote. He’ll doubtless make it will definitely, however his involvement with the 2017 Astros dishonest scandal took away some votes and saved him from being voted off within the first place.
The Veterans Committee voted in Fred McGriff in December – he would be part of Rollen on the July 23 induction ceremony.
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Adrian Beltre, Joe Mauer, Chase Utley, Matt Holliday, Adrian Gonzalez, Bartolo Colon, Jose Bautista, Jose Reyes and David Wright will all see their names on first-time voter ballots subsequent 12 months.
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