Beltre, Helton, Mower join 2024 MLB Hall of Fame

Beltre, Helton, Mower join 2024 MLB Hall of Fame

Three legendary hitters who dominated the Major League Baseball (MLB) stage in the U.S. from the late 1990s to the 2000s joined the Baseball Reporters Association (BBWAA) Hall of Fame.

According to the final tally of the Hall of Fame election votes released by BBWAA on the 24th (Korea time), Adrian Beltre won 366 votes (95.1%) out of 385 votes, easily exceeding the 75% of the enrollment standard.헤라카지노

Todd Helton received 307 votes (79.7%) and Joe Mower received 292 votes (76.1%).

Beltre and Mower won the Hall of Fame in the first vote to qualify, and Helton was honored after six votes.

The Hall of Fame, where only two people have been admitted in the last three years, including David Otis in 2022 and Scott Lawlen in 2023, has had three inductees this year.

Beltre is a legendary slugger and third baseman who hit 3,166 hits and 477 home runs in 21 MLB seasons.

After playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox, he ended his career with the Texas Rangers from 2011 to 2018.

Park Chan-ho (current San Diego Padres advisor) and Choo Shin-soo (current SSG Landers) are familiar to Korean baseball fans as they shared a room with Park Chan-ho (current San Diego Padres advisor) when playing for Texas.

Helton played 17 seasons only for the Colorado Rockies, who homered at Coors Field, a “high mountain.”

He reigned as a slugger representing the league with a career batting average of 0.316, 2,519 hits and 369 home runs, but was depreciated for using Coors Field, which was favorable to batters, as a home run.

For this reason, he only won 16.5% of the first vote, but he eventually succeeded in joining the club as it was highlighted that Helton had a good performance in visiting matches.

Mower, who debuted with the Minnesota Twins in 2004, is a franchise star who has played for only one team in all 15 seasons.

He hit a career batting average of 0.306, 2,123 hits, and 143 home runs as a catcher with both offense and defense when he was an active player.

In 2009, he ranked first in the American League in batting average (0.365), on-base percentage (0.444), and slugging percentage (0.587) and received the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP).

Mower is the only catcher in MLB who has been the batting champion three times.

Reliever Billy Wagner, who has a career-high 422 saves and a 2.31 ERA, earned 73.8 percent of the vote in the ninth, suffering by 1.2 percentage points.

Slugger Gary Sheffield, who made his 10th attempt, his last chance to join the BBWAA vote, failed to join with 63.9%.

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