Scott Rolen Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, Helton Misses

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Sports Illustrated

By Nick Selbe For the second consecutive year, the BBWAA elected just one player to the Hall of Fame. A year after electing just one player—David Ortiz—in the 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame class, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America has chosen just one player yet again. Third baseman Scott Rolen received the call Tuesday that he’s heading to Cooperstown, surpassing the 75% threshold among the writers’ ballots. Rolen received 76.3% support five years after receiving just 10.2% of votes in his first year up for election, making him the player with the lowest first-year support to eventually…

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