Adrian Beltre, 95.1% support, Hall of Famer

Adrian Beltre, Joe Mauer and Todd Helton became members of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 2024.

At the Cooperstown Hall of Fame Museum in New York on Monday (Korea time), President Josh Ravich said, “Beltre and Mauer, who won more than 75 percent of votes in the first year of eligibility, and Helton, who won the honor in six years, were selected as members of the prestigious exhibition among 26 candidates in 2024. There were 12 candidates including Beltre and Mauer in the first year of eligibility.

Beltre (44), who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, and Texas Rangers for 21 years, won 366 votes out of 385 votes cast by the American Baseball Reporters (BBWAA), receiving 95.1% of the votes.월카지노

Beltre is from the Dominican Republic and has recorded the most hits (3166) by a third baseman. He is the fourth player in MLB history to have 3,000 hits and 450 home runs or more. Willie Mays, Karl Yastrazimski and Dave Winfield are members of the club. Former Dominican Republic players include Juan Marichal, Pedro Martinez (pitcher), outfielder Vladimir Guerrero, and designated hitter David Otis.

Beltre, a resident of Glendale, California, was notified by phone at his home on the day that he had joined the event. His family, parents and agent Scott Boras attended the event.

Mauer and Helton are one-club men. A total of 54 members including Mauer and Helton are members of this year’s prestigious club.

Catcher Mauer (40) played for the Minnesota Twins for 15 seasons. As a catcher, he won the AL MVP award with a batting average of 0.365, 28 homers, 96 RBIs and an OPS of 1.031. He played as a first baseman for the last five years of his career. He is the only MLB catcher with 2,000 hits (2,123) or more, a batting average of more than 300 (0.306), and an on-base percentage of 0.380 or more (0.388).

Joe Mauer, the Minnesota Twins catcher and the only three-time batting champion in MLB history, became the youngest (40) to become a Hall of Fame member since Sandy Koufax. AP Yonhap News

As a catcher who has been inducted into the Hall of Fame (based on more than 40 percent of participation), he ranks third in batting average with Bill Dicky 0.313, Mike Piazza 0.308, and Joe Mauer 0.306. Mauer is the youngest player since LA Dodgers left-hander Sandy Koufax 36.

Helton (50), who waited six years, also played for the Colorado Rockies for 17 years alone. He won the NL batting title with a batting average of 0.372 in 2000. He won five All-Star awards, three Gold Glove, and four Silver Slugger Awards. He had a batting average of 0.316, 2519 hits, 1406 RBIs and 1401 runs. He had more walks (1355) than strikeouts (1175).

Billy Wagner, who was likely to join the ranks for the ninth year of eligibility, is waiting for 2025 as he is five votes short of 73.8 percent. 2025 will be the last year. Gary Sheffield, the last year of eligibility, waits for a decision from the senior committee with only 63.9 percent.

As a result, the 2024 Hall of Famer will be joined by former Detroit Tigers coach Jim Leeland, third baseman Adrian Beltre, first baseman Todd Helton and catcher Joe Mauer at Cooperstown on July 21.

Meanwhile, Ichiro Suzuki, who is likely to be the first Japanese member of the prestigious exhibition, will be eligible in 2025.

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