Scott Rolen Gets Inducted Into Baseball Hall Of Fame
It happened. Scott Rolen finally got in! When you think of underrated hot cornermen in the history of baseball, the name Scott Rolen immediately comes to mind. Today is the day that Rolen actually got into the Hall of Fame. It’s been a long time coming. Rolen becomes the only player selected by the clown show BBWAA (baseball is one word but these people… nevermind) into the Hall of Fame this cycle. Rolen will join Fred McGriff as the only players to get in who was previously elected by the Era Committee.
Here is the link to the voting results. Among those who got close include Todd Helton, Billy Wagner, and Andruw Jones.
“Rolen, 47, who was elected in his sixth year on the ballot, batted .281 with 1,287 runs batted in, 1,211 runs and an on-base plus slugging percentage of .854 combined with the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays and Cincinnati Reds. Numbered among his 2,077 hits were 517 doubles, 43 triples and 316 home runs.”
“He was the National League winner of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in 1997 – a unanimous selection – with the Phillies and a member of the Cardinals’ championship club in 2006 when he hit .421 with a home run and two RBI in the World Series.”
Until Barry Bonds gets in does anyone actually recognize the Baseball Hall of Fame? Regardless, this was a step in the right direction. Obviously, Rolen wasn’t Bonds, however, he was still a seven time All-Star and a 70.1 WAR player over the course of 17 long big league seasons. The resume here speaks for itself.
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