Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Scott Rolen named to the Baseball Hall of Fame

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former third baseman Scott Rolen has received the call to the Baseball Hall of Fame. An ceremony will be scheduled this summer at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Rolen is the only member of the Class of 2023. This is the second straight year that just one member of the Hall received the call, as David Ortiz received the call last year.

Former St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen swings his bat at a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds during the game
Scott Rolen swings his bat at a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds during the game (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

While Rolen will go into the Hall, he will be joined by Fred McGriff this summer. McGriff received the nod this past December when he received the nomination through the Contemporary Era Committee.

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Rolen received more than 75% needed to get the nomination. He received 76.3% on his fifth year on the ballot.

The Indiana native began his career with the Philadelphia Phillies, where he played from 1996 through 2002. He then played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 2002 through 2007.

He also played for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Cincinnati Reds towards the end of his career. He played for the Blue Jays in 2008 and 2009 before playing for the Reds from 2009 through 2012.

Rolen was a seven-time All Star in his career. He was also a member of the Cardinals team that won the World Series in 2006.

He was also an eight-time Gold Glove winner and a Silver Slugger Award winner in 2002. In 1997, he was the National League Rookie of the Year with the Phillies.

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He is a member of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.

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In his career, he had a .281 batting average with 2,077 hits. He also had 316 home runs and 1,287 RBIs.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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