BREAKING NEWS: Third baseman and 2006 World Series champion Scott Rolen is elected as the SOLE inductee of the 2023 Baseball Hall of Fame Class… to the surprise of fans – as Alex Rodriguez misses out again!
One-time World Series champion and ex-Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays and Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen is the latest name to enter the National Baseball Hall of Fame after receiving 76.3 percent of votes, to the surpise of fans, as ex-New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez misses out again.
The 47-year-old featured on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s Hall of Fame Ballot for the sixth consecutive year and will be inducted in Cooperstown, New York, on July 23rd, along with former slugger Fred McGriff, who was elected to the Hall of Fame by contemporary era commitee in December.
Coming next closest to being associated with some of baseball’s legendary players is Todd Helton – a former first baseman who played his entire 17-year career for the Colorado Rockies.
Scott Rolen, 47, has been elected as the only member of the 2023 Baseball Hall of Fame class
A total of 28 candidates appeared on this year’s ballot, including 14 new ones, which was decided this week by 400 voting members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and some fans couldn’t believe the outcome of Tuesday night’s decision on social media.
‘Scott Rolen elected to the #MLB #HOF is an absolute travesty,’ a radio show host on Twitter shared. ‘Dude was a pretty good oft-injured player. Never won an MVP & hit over .300 only 3 times. The #HallofFame has officially turned into the Hall of Very Good. It’s a god damn shame.’
Another Twitter follow claimed that Rolen ‘was not better at baseball than Andruw Jones,’ who had seen an a large voting increase in his favor from 41.1 percent to 58.1 percent. Jones, a Curacaoan former outfield and designated, played for the Atlanta Braves, L.A. Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees in the U.S. Like Rolen, his name appeared for the sixth time on the BBWA’s ballot.
A public relations specialist, who claims to have worked with pro atheltes and celebrities, was also discontent with Rolen’s nomination, tweeting: ‘Hall of Mediocre’
More to follow…