Alex Rodriguez remains long way from Baseball Hall of Fame

Alex Rodriguez remains long way from Baseball Hall of Fame

Alex Rodriguez acquired a slight bounce in his second yr on the Corridor of Fame poll, however not sufficient to counsel voters have modified their opinion of the admitted PED cheat.

The three-time MVP acquired 35.7 p.c of the vote on ballots solid by the Baseball Writers’ Affiliation of America, whose outcomes have been introduced Tuesday with Scott Rolen’s election into the Corridor of Fame. Final yr, as a rookie on the poll, Rodriguez acquired 34.3 p.c of the vote. A candidate wants 75 p.c of the vote for induction into the Corridor of Fame.

Rodriguez was suspended your complete 2014 season with the Yankees for his involvement with Biogenesis, a South Florida-based lab that supplied gamers with banned efficiency enhancing medicine. Rodriguez additionally admitted to PED use throughout his tenure enjoying for the Rangers.

Manny Ramirez, one other slam-dunk Corridor of Fame choice if not for his PED historical past, acquired 33.2 p.c of the vote in his eighth yr on the poll. The previous outfielder was twice suspended by MLB after testing constructive for PEDs.

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Subsequent winter’s poll will embody first-timers Adrian Beltre, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Joe Mauer and Chase Utley amongst others. Beltre will most probably be a powerful consideration for election in his first yr, with Ichiro Suzuki looming as a possible no-doubter for the following poll that can elect the 2025 Corridor of Fame class.

R.A. Dickey and Jacoby Ellsbury have been among the many one-and-done candidates on this election. Every former participant acquired just one vote (0.3 p.c). A candidate should obtain at the least 5 p.c of the vote to stay on the poll.

This marked the twenty eighth time the BBWAA elected just one candidate to the Corridor of Fame — essentially the most possible amongst particular person outcomes traditionally. On 27 events the BBWAA has elected two candidates, the second-most possible particular person final result.

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