Scott Rolen Elected Into Baseball Hall of Fame: A Dream Come True for a True Legend

Scott Rolen, an eight-time All-Star and seven-time Gold Glove Award winner, was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

Rolen, who played for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, and Cincinnati Reds over his 17-year career, was the only player to be elected into the Hall of Fame this year.

Rolen, who was known for his defensive prowess, was a key part of the Cardinals’ 2006 World Series championship team. He won seven Gold Glove Awards and was a three-time Silver Slugger Award winner.

Rolen, who retired in 2012, finished his career with a .281 batting average, 316 home runs, and 1,287 RBIs. He was also a four-time National League All-Star.

Rolen is the first third baseman to be elected into the Hall of Fame since Mike Schmidt in 1995. He will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in July.