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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Eight-time Gold Glove 3B Scott Rolen makes Baseball Hall of Fame

Scott Rolen has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, sneaking over the threshold by the narrowest of margins.

Rolen, one of the game’s great third basemen, was named on 76.3% of ballots cast in his sixth year of eligibility to earn enshrinement. Just missing was former Rockies first baseman Todd Helton, who received support on 72.2% of ballots in his fifth try at election.

None of the other 27 players listed on the 2023 Hall ballot cleared the 75 percent minimum for election, though there were a couple of near-misses. The results of the balloting were revealed Tuesday during a broadcast on MLB.com.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 24, 2023 at 09:14 PM | 178 comment(s)
  Beats: hall of fame, scott rolen

Thursday, December 15, 2022

The Oral History of the “Baseball Dreams Come True” ‘Saturday Night Live’ Sketch

Jefferies: During rehearsals it was easy, but then all of a sudden that red light comes on and it’s like, holy cow, it’s legit. In New York we would do commercials, so [I was] lucky with that. But that was the first time I did anything like that. When I first got to New York, I think I was 19, they wanted me to host Saturday Night Live. And I said, there’s no way. I turned that down. I was terrified with that.

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Carlock: I have to imagine [Rolen] will mention us [in his Hall of Fame speech]. We kind of pushed him over the top.

Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: December 15, 2022 at 10:50 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: cliff floyd, gregg jefferies, rondell white, scott rolen, tv

 

 

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