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[Sports Center/Comprehensive Report] The American Baseball Hall of Fame announced today the results of the 2023 Hall of Fame voting. The legendary Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen won 76.3% of the votes, crossing the threshold of 75% of the votes and becoming the only one this year. Players entering Cooperstown.
Lawren won the National League Rookie King in 1997. He was selected to the All-Star Game 7 times in his career and won the National League Third Base Gold Glove 8 times.
Lauren spent 17 years in the major leagues, playing for the Phillies, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Redskins and other teams. He played a total of 2,038 games, accumulating 316 home runs, with an average batting average of 0.281.
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The Associated Press reported that Rollen received 76.3 percent of the 297 votes cast by the BBWAA.
A player needs 292 votes to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Lawren became the 18th third baseman in history to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. His 76.3% vote rate is the 10th lowest in the Hall of Fame. He got 63.2% vote rate last year.
Rockies star Todd Helton received 281 votes, up from 52% last year to 72.2%. Billy Wagner received 265 votes, or 68.1%.
Wagner also has two Hall of Fame votes left.