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Baseball Adds Four New Hall Of Famers

Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, it was announced on Wednesday.

Jones and Thome were both elected in their first year of eligibility. 

ARI@ATL: Chipper homers twice off Big Unit

9/5/99: Chipper Jones hits two home runs and steals two bases off D-backs pitcher Randy Johnson Check out http://MLB.com/video for more! About MLB.com: Former Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on January 19, 2000, that the 30 Major League Club owners voted unanimously to centralize all of Baseball’s Internet operations into an independent technology company.

The four will join veterans committee inductees Jack Morris and Alan Trammell in entering the Hall of Fame on July 29 in Cooperstown, New York.

Jones ranks third all-time in home runs by a switch-hitter. He’s an eight-time All-Star who played all 19 seasons for the Atlanta Braves,. The veteran third baseman is the only switch-hitter with at least 1,000 at-bats and a .300 batting average, .400 on-base percentage and .500 slugging percentage.

Vladimir Guerrero unloads a cannon

7/7/01: An absolute rope. Check out http://m.mlb.com/video for our full archive of videos, and subscribe on YouTube for the best, exclusive MLB content: http://youtube.com/MLB About MLB.com: Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on January 19, 2000, that the 30 Major League club owners voted unanimously to centralize all of Baseball’s internet operations into an independent technology company.

Guerrero, a nine-time All-Star over his 16 seasons, had a .318 career batting average and a .553 slugging percentage — one of nine players with numbers higher than .315/.550. The outfielder’s career batting average is sixth-highest among players with at least 400 career home runs.

Thome hits two homers to reach 600 plateau

8/15/11: Jim Thome hits two home runs against the Tigers, the 599th and 600th blasts of his career Check out http://m.mlb.com/video for our full archive of videos, and subscribe on YouTube for the best, exclusive MLB content: http://youtube.com/MLB About MLB.com: Commissioner Allan H.

Thome hit 612 home runs, which ranks eighth all-time, over his 22 seasons with the Indians, Phillies, White Sox, Twins, Dodgers and Orioles. His 13 walk-off home runs are the most all-time.

Trevor Hoffman is a 2018 HOF candidate

Trevor Hoffman recorded 601 saves with a career 2.87 ERA across 18 big league seasons Check out http://MLB.com/video for more! About MLB.com: Former Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on January 19, 2000, that the 30 Major League Club owners voted unanimously to centralize all of Baseball’s Internet operations into an independent technology company.

Hoffman is just the sixth reliever to be elected into Cooperstown, He has 601 career saves, which ranks second to Mariano Rivera on the all-time list and his nine seasons with at least 40 saves are tied with Rivera for most all-time. The seven-time All-Star also had 1,133 career strikeouts during his 18 seasons.

Once again, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were kept out of the Hall due to voters concern over their supposed use of performance enhancing drugs.

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