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MLB Twitter reacts to Scott Rolen Hall of Fame election: Best memes and tweets

The National Baseball Hall of Fame elected Scott Rolen to the Class of 2023. Here is how the MLB Twitter world reacted to the news. 

Every year, baseball fans wait and see if the members of the Baseball Writer’s Association of America will elect a player into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. There were instances in which no eligible player was elected into Cooperstown, with 2021 being the latest instance. Fans wondered if 2023 would be the same case, considering the lack of superstar power on the ballot.

The baseball world received word that there would indeed be a player elected to the Hall of Fame off of the ballot.

On Tuesday, the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced that former St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen will be inducted into the 2023 class. Rolen received 76.3-percent of the vote, five votes above the 75.0-percent threshold.

Rolen will join Fred McGriff on the stage at the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 23. McGriff received induction by way of the Contemporary Era Committee.

MLB world reacts to Scott Rolen voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame

The MLB Twitter world reacted to to the huge news that Rolen will be a Hall of Famer.

Rolen was a second-round pick by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1993 MLB Draft. He made his major league debut in 1996 with the Phillies, won the NL Rookie of the Year award in 1997, and solidified his status as one of the best defensive third basemen in the league throughout his career.

After spending the better part of seven seasons with the Phillies, Rolen joined the Cardinals during the 2002 campaign. In 2006, Rolen won his first World Series title after the Cardinals defeated the Detroit Tigers in five games.

Rolen played for the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2008 and 2009 seasons, and finished his career with the Cincinnati Reds from 2009 until 2012.

In his career, Rolen won eight Gold Glove awards, a Silver Slugger award in 2002, and earned seven trips to the All Star Game. Rolen recorded 316 home runs, 1,287 RBI, 2,077 hits, a .281 batting average, and a .855 OPS.

Rolen was inducted into the Cardinals’ Hall of Fame in 2019. Nearly four years later, he will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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