Scott Rolen, who played an active part as the top third baseman in the Major League (MLB) during his active career, and Fred McGriff, who hit 493 home runs in his career, entered the Hall of Fame.
The MLB Secretariat held an induction ceremony for the 2023 Hall of Fame at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, New York, USA, where the MLB Hall of Fame is located on the 24th (Korean time).
Through the induction ceremony that day, Rolen and McGriff were officially inducted into the Hall of Fame.카지노
In the ballot of the American Baseball Writers Association (BBWAA) announced on January 25, Rolen scored 76.3% of the vote, exceeding the admission standard of 75% and successfully entering the Hall of Fame. Rolen is the only one out of 28 candidates to be inducted into the Hall of Fame through the BBWAA vote this year.
In order to be nominated for the Hall of Fame, a player who has played at least 10 years in the major leagues must be 5 years after retirement.
Rolen, who retired in 2012, first qualified for nomination in 2018. In the 2018 vote, his first challenge, he only received 10.2% of the vote, but after that, he gradually raised the vote rate. Rolen, who received 63.2% of the vote in last year’s poll, had the honor of being inducted into the Hall of Fame in his sixth challenge.
After making his big league debut with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1996, Rolen played 17 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals (2002-2007), Toronto Blue Jays (2008-2009), and Cincinnati Reds (2009-2012). In 1997, he was unanimously voted National League Rookie of the Year.
Rolen posted a batting average of 0.281, 316 home runs and 1287 RBIs in 2038 games. He boasted outstanding defensive skills, and he also won the Gold Glove eight times. He was also voted an All-Star seven times.
Rolen said, “I never thought at any moment in my life that I would be able to stand on this stage. But I am very happy that this happened. It is unbelievably special.”
Although McGriff did not meet 75% of the vote for 10 consecutive years in the BBWAA vote, he was able to be named in the Hall of Fame through the vote of the Modern Baseball Era Players Committee, which is composed of baseball elders.
McGriff, who earned the nickname ‘Crime Dog’ during his active career, made his big league debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1986 and played 19 seasons with six teams until retiring from the Tampa Bay Rays in 2004.
His career results were 2460 games, 0.284 batting average, 493 home runs and 1550 RBIs. During his career, he was an All-Star five times and won the Silver Slugger three times.
McGriff said, “I came here after a long journey. My dream has come true.”