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Former Cardinals star Scott Rollan headlines 2023 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee

ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 27: Scott Rolen #27 of the St. Louis Cardinals throws the ball against the Washington Nationals on May 27, 2007 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Nationals beat the Cards 7-2.   (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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Scott Rolen is the only player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2023. Players need at least 75% of the vote to be inducted.


Scott Rowren: Hall of Famer

Todd Helton lost by 11 votes

Lauren: 76.3
Helton: 72.2
Wagner: 68.1
Jones: 58.1
Sheffield: 55
Beltran: 46.5
Kent: 46.5
A-Rod: 35.7
Manny: 33.2
Vizquel: 19.5
Petit: 17
Abreu: 15.4
Rollins: 12.9
Buehrle: 10.8
K-Rod: 10.8
Hunter: 6.9

Loren, 47, will join Fred McGriff, who was unanimously elected to the Contemporary Baseball Times committee in December.

Rolen, Todd Helton and Billy Wagner are considered to be the three most likely to each receive at least 50% of the 2022 ballot After the ballot, this year enters among the best candidates. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling were all removed from office after being disqualified 10 years after voting. This year’s eligible players, including Carlos Beltrán, Francisco Rodríguez, Matt Cain and John Lackey, earned enough votes to enter this year’s celebrity Church.

Rolen is the top favorite for a spot in his sixth year on the ballot. The seven-time All-Star and eight-time Gold Glove winner spent 17 years in the major leagues with the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays and Cincinnati Reds. He finished his career with an average of .280 and 2,077 hits, adding 316 home runs.

The third baseman also won the Rookie of the Year Award in 1997 and helped the Cardinals win the World Series in 2006, which is enough Earn a spot in Cooperstown.

Helton also posted impressive offensive numbers from his 17 seasons with the Colorado Rockies, Includes a career batting average of .316. He totaled 2,519 hits and 369 home runs, was a five-time All-Star and a hitter.

His .953 career OPS ranks 23rd in baseball history.

Voters think his stats are inflated because he spent his entire career in batter-friendly Kool It was enough to keep him out for the fifth year in a row. 16 seasons with the Houston Astros, New York Mets, Phillies, Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves. A seven-time All-Star, he has a 2.31 career ERA, 11.9 strikeouts per nine innings and 422 saves, seventh all-time.

Even though he received the MVP vote in two different seasons and finished in the top six of the Cy Young Award voting twice, But he’s still eighth year short of the Hall of Fame.

Alex Rodriguez has three MVP awards and is fifth in MLB history with 696 home runs in the Received 35.7% of the vote in the second year of voting. Like Bonds and Clemens, the superstar appears to have been hurt by his ties to performance-enhancing drugs.

Andruw Jones, Gary Sheffield and Manny Ramirez and other notable players looking to do better next year.



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