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Scott Rolen, a seven-time All-Star third baseman, was the lone participant elected by baseball writers to the Nationwide Baseball Corridor of Fame on this yr’s voting.
Rolen, who had a 17-season profession enjoying with the Philadelphia, St. Louis, Toronto and Cincinnati groups between 1996 and 2012, was named on 76.3% of ballots by voters from the Baseball Writers’ Affiliation of America, the Corridor of Fame mentioned Tuesday.
It was Rolen’s sixth yr on the poll. Gamers must be named on no less than 75% of votes solid to be elected. Not one of the 27 different gamers listed on this yr’s poll cleared the hurdle for election.
“There was truly by no means some extent in my life that I assumed I used to be going to be a Corridor of Fame baseball participant,” Rolen, 47, instructed Reuters. “By no means did I believe I used to be going to get drafted. By no means suppose [I’d] play within the massive leagues. By no means going to be no matter.”
The induction ceremony will happen in July in Cooperstown, N.Y. Rolen will probably be inducted together with Fred McGriff, who was elected by the Up to date Baseball Period Gamers Committee in December.
Final summer season, the Corridor added seven new members: Bud Fowler, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Miñoso, Tony Oliva, Buck O’Neil and David “Massive Papi” Ortiz.