Scott Rolen, Renteria’s Cardinals teammate, inducted into Hall of Fame

Scott Rolen, Renteria’s Cardinals teammate, inducted into Hall of Fame

Former third baseman Scott Rolen was elected this Tuesday as a new member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, while Curaçao’s Andruw Jones led the group of Latino applicants.

In the vote of the members of the Association of Baseball Writers of America, the results of which were announced today by the Major Leagues, the American Rolen was chosen with 76.3 percent.

In this way, he passed the 75% of the vote set to enter the Hall of Cooperstown, New York.

In the class of 2023, Rolen will be joined at his induction by Fred McGriff, who was elected unanimously by all sixteen members of the Contemporary Players Era Committee.

For Rolen, who made his voice debut in 2018, this was his sixth chance to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

At age 47, Rolen is the 18th third baseman to earn a berth at Cooperstown and the first since Chipper Jones in 2018.

Rolen played seventeen seasons in the Major Leagues, playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, a team in which he was a teammate of Colombian Édgar Rentería, Toronto Blue Jays and Cincinnati Reds.

In this tour, Rolen batted .281, collected 2,077 hits, 517 doubles (fifth all-time among third basemen), 43 triples, and 316 home runs.

He also scored 1,211 points and drove in 1,287.

He won a Silver Bat, the best offensive third baseman in the National League in the 2022 season, and won the Gold Glove eight times (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2010).

Rolen, who won the Rookie of the Year award in the 1997 season, attended seven All-Star Games (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, and 2011) and finished fourth in the Player of the Year nomination . 2004.

First baseman Todd Helton trailed Rolen in the vote with 72.2% of the vote, and third place went to left-handed closer Billy Wagner with 68.1%.

Of the Latin Americans seeking their plaque in the Hall of Fame, Andruw Jones from Curaçao was the best positioned, with 58.1% of the vote.

They were followed by Puerto Rican Carlos Beltrán (46.5%), Dominicans Alex Rodríguez (35.7%) and Manny Ramírez (33.2%), Venezuelans Omar Vizquel (19.5%), Bobby Abreu (15 .4%) and Francisco Rodríguez (10.8%). %).

Source: El heraldo