Scott Rolen was elected to Cooperstown by the Baseball Writers Association of America on Tuesday.
Another inductee in this year’s class of 2023 Hall of Famers is Fred McGriff, who was voted unanimously by the 16 members of the Modern Age Committee in December.
This year’s BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot included 28 players, including Lauren. He was listed in his 76.3 percent of the votes cast, with only five votes separating him from his 75 percent of the vote required for the Hall of Fame.
“One of the greatest third basemen ever to play our game” – Xavier Scruggs
“Don’t tell me he didn’t deserve to be a part of it because he did everything he could.”
Xavier Scruggs reacts to news that Scott Rolen received a call to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.-MLB Network Radio
The Baseball Writers Association of America was named a seven-time All-Star and eight-time Gold Glove Award winner with 297 of 389 votes, or 76.3%, in the sixth ballot. To win, the candidate needed his 292 votes.
He is the 18th third baseman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, and the fewest to do so. Lauren will be inducted into the Cooperstown Hall of Fame on July 23, along with Fred McGriff, who was selected by the current Baseball Hall of Fame committee last month.
Scott Rolen deserves to be inducted into the Hall of Fame
Scott Lauren was a baseball player in Philadelphia (2002-07), Toronto (2008-09), and Cincinnati (2009-12), averaging .281 with 316 homers and 1,287 RBIs. He was unanimously named the National League Rookie of the Year in 1997 and batted . cardinals.
“One of the greatest 3Bs of all time. Scott Rolen inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.” – Cardinals
Lauren received the 10th lowest percentage among the players selected by the authors, and his 5 vote difference tied for the 12th lowest. Lauren rose from his 10.2% in the first poll in 2018 to 63.2% this year.
It later turned out to be the player with the lowest first voter turnout who was elected. His 17% of Duke Snyder in 1970 had set a previous record. Snyder won his 86.5% of the vote in 1980.
“Insane defensive play. Countless clutch hits. Scott Rolen’s Hall of Fame career had it all.” -MLB
Carlos Beltran As one of the first 14 players to vote, he received 181 votes. Beltrán’s vote numbers likely declined due to his involvement in the Houston Astros’ 2017 Worlds-winning cheating scandal.