Scott Rolen (48), who played an active role as the best third baseman in the Major League (MLB) during his active career, was elected as an inductee to the Hall of Fame this year.
The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) released the results of the voting for the Hall of Fame inductees on the 25th (Korean time).
Rolen is the only one out of 28 candidates to be inducted into the Hall of Fame through the BBWAA vote this year.
In the BBWAA vote, if the vote rate exceeds 75%, you will be elected as an inductee into the Hall of Fame.
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. 바카라사이트
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.
In this year’s poll, Todd Helton, a slugger from the Colorado Rockies, recorded 72.2% of the vote in the fifth challenge, promising the next one. I swallowed my regret as I was 11 votes short of the admission criteria.
Jeff Kent, who played second base for the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers, failed to enter the Hall of Fame with 46.5% (181 votes) in his last 10 attempts.
Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez, who were punished for taking banned substances during their active career, only received 35.7% (139 votes) and 33.2% (129 votes) of low votes, respectively.
Carlos Beltran, who has been blamed for instigating the Houston Astros’ ‘sign-stealing scandal’ despite his outstanding performance, recorded the highest vote rate of 46.5% among candidates who took the first challenge this year.
Rolen will attend the Hall of Fame induction ceremony held in Cooperstown, New York, USA in July with Fred McGriff, who was selected as an inductee through a vote by the Modern Baseball Era Players Committee, composed of baseball elders.