The National Baseball Hall of Fame has voted Scott Rolen into the Class of 2023. Here’s how the MLB Twitter world reacted to the news.
Each year, baseball fans wait to see if members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America will elect a player to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. There have been instances where no eligible player has been voted out of Cooperstown, the latest being 2021. Fans wondered if 2023 would be the same case given the lack of superstars on the ballot.
The baseball world has learned that there will indeed be a player elected to the Hall of Fame outside of the ballot.
On Tuesday, the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced that former St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen would be inducted into the Class of 2023. Rolen received 76.3% of the vote, up five votes than the 75% threshold.
Rolen will join Fred McGriff on stage at the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 23. McGriff was inducted through the Contemporary Era Committee.
The MLB world reacts to Scott Rolen’s election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
The world of MLB on Twitter reacted to the announcement of Scott Rolen’s induction into the Hall of Famer.
Rolen was a second-round pick by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1993 MLB Draft. He made his major league debut in 1996 with the Phillies, won the 1997 NHL Rookie of the Year and cemented his status as the league’s best third baseman throughout his career.
After spending the majority of seven seasons with the Phillies, Rolen joined the Cardinals during the 2002 campaign. In 2006, Rolen won his first World Series title after the Cardinals defeated the Detroit Tigers in five games.
Rolen played for the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2008 and 2009 seasons, and finished his career with the Cincinnati Reds from 2009 to 2012.
During his career, Rolen has won eight Gold Gloves, a Silver Slugger in 2002 and seven All Star Game appearances. Rolen had 316 home runs, 1,287 RBI, 2,077 hits, a .281 batting average and a .855 OPS.
Rolen was inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2019. Almost four years later, he will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
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