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5 April 2002: Scott Rolen of the Philadelphia Phillies during the Phils’ 6-2 triumph implicit the Florida Marlins astatine Veterans Stadium successful Philadelphia, PA. Mandatory Credit: Icon Sports Media

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In his 6th vote, Former Phillies 3B, Scott Rolen, has been chosen to articulation the immortal halls of Cooperstown.

Scott Rolen enters Cooperstown with 76.3% of votes

Rolen: 76.3
Helton: 72.2
Wagner: 68.1
Jones: 58.1
Sheffield: 55
Beltran: 46.5
Kent: 46.5
A-Rod: 35.7
Manny: 33.2
Vizquel: 19.5
Pettitte: 17
Abreu: 15.4
Rollins: 12.9
Buehrle: 10.8
K-Rod: 10.8
Hunter: 6.9

— Ryan Thibodaux (@NotMrTibbs) January 24, 2023
Scott Rolen yet enters the Hall of Fame

Rolen becomes conscionable the 18th 3rd baseman elected to the Hall of Fame. The 18 3rd basemen are the fewest successful the hallway of immoderate position. The mean bWAR for a HoF 3B is 68.3. Scott Rolen accumulated 70.1 bWAR successful his vocation (the 10th astir of immoderate 3B).

Rolen is 4th successful slugging among each HoF 3B. His .490 is down lone Chipper Jones (.529), Mike Schmidt (.527), and Eddie Mathews (.509). Defensively, Rolen accumulated the 6th astir dWAR of immoderate 3B (21.2). During his career, Rolen won 8 Rawlings Gold Glove awards astatine 3B.

For his career, Rolen slashed .281/.364/.490. His .855 vocation OPS is the 6th highest of immoderate 3B that played successful 2000+ games. He appeared successful 7 All-Star games. He won the 1997 NL Rookie of the Year award. In 2006, helium won a World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals. He posted a 1.213 OPS successful the bid with 4 other basal hits successful 5 games. Despite having a higher batting mean and much other basal hits, David Eckstein was named the WS MVP.

“On behalf of the Phillies, I privation to congratulate Scott Rolen connected his predetermination to the National
Baseball Hall of Fame, the highest grant that tin beryllium bestowed connected a player. He richly deserves this
award.” Said Phillies proprietor John Middleton.

“Philadelphia was privileged to person witnessed the opening of his bonzer baseball
career. In summation to being 1 of the astir impactful violative and antiaircraft players of his era, Scott
played the crippled the close way. Whether taking an other basal with a headfirst descent oregon diving for a shot in
the hole, his hard-nosed effort and selfless cognition resonated with our fans. Along with his on-field
contributions, Scott was a large teammate and a tremendous typical of the Phillies disconnected the field.”

“The Phillies look guardant to honoring Scott for his momentous accomplishment astatine Citizens Bank
Park this play astatine a day to beryllium determined.”

Rolen played his archetypal 7 seasons for the Phillies. He had an .877 OPS successful Philadelphia. He deed his archetypal 150 location runs with the club. He won 4 Gold Gloves arsenic a Phillie. He was traded to St. Louis connected July 29, 2002.

His champion statistical play came successful 2004. He enactment up 9.2 bWAR that season, slashing .314/.409/.598 with 34 location runs.

Since he played much years successful Philadelphia than Roy Halladay and Jim Bunning, determination could beryllium an statement for the Phillies to discontinue his fig 17. Rolen hasn’t been added to the Phillies’ Wall of Fame yet. He’ll surely beryllium a fastener to beryllium added successful the coming years.

Mandatory Credit: Icon Sports Media

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