MLB: Hall of Fame opens its doors for Scott Rolen

The Hall of Fame major league (MLB) will open its doors again this year, to receive the historic third baseman Scott Rolenwho became the only exalted through writers’ votes to the “Temple of the Immortals” in the class of 2023 on Tuesday night. The native of Indiana obtained 76.3% of the votes to achieve it.

Rolen, now 47 years old, was among 28 applicants on the official ballot for the Writers Association of Baseball from America (BBWAA). Although the 1997 National League Rookie of the Year was the only candidate chosen by journalists, Fred McGriff he will also be immortalized in 2023, after being selected by the Committee in December.

The induction ceremony for the new immortals is scheduled to take place on July 23 in the city of Cooperstown, New York.

Rolen will become the 18th third baseman in the Hall of Fame, the fewest of any position. Additionally, the seven-time All-Star will be the first third baseman inducted since Chipper Jones in 2018. They are the only players of their position to debut in the last 40 years and gain access to the temple.

Another of the great favorites to enter the Hall of Fame this year was Todd Helton, who finished with 72.2% of voter support, falling short of the required 75%. Next on the list was the excercer Billy Wagnerwho finished this time with 68.1% of the votes.

Throughout his 17-year major league career, Rolen hit .281 with 1,287 RBIs and 316 home runs while playing flawless third base for Phillies, cardinals, tiles Y redsearning a total of eight Gold Gloves.

In his first year of Hall of Fame eligibility, Rolen got just 10.2% of the vote. In the history of the BBWAA voting process, no player had earned less than 15% of voter support in his inaugural year on the ballot and eventually achieved immortality.

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