Scott Rolen Elected to Hall of Fame

Scott Rolen was elected to the Hall of Fame Tuesday night, just squeaking by with 76% of the vote.  He was the only player who got at least 75% of the vote.

Todd Helton just missed with 72%. Billy Wagner got 68%; both could get in next year.

Carlos Beltran received just 46% of the vote in his first try. Clearly, the writers are punishing him for his involvement in the Astros cheating scandal.

Here is the final tally:

Scott Rolen: 297 votes, 76.3%
Todd Helton: 281 votes, 72.2%
Billy Wagner: 265 votes, 68.1%
Andruw Jones: 226 votes, 58.1%
Gary Sheffield: 214 votes, 55%
Carlos Beltrán: 181 votes, 46.5%
Jeff Kent: 181 votes, 46.5% (final year on ballot)
Alex Rodriguez: 139 votes, 35.7%
Manny Ramirez: 129 votes, 33.2%
Omar Vizquel: 76 votes, 19.5%
Andy Pettitte: 66 votes, 17%
Bobby Abreu: 60 votes, 15.4%
Jimmy Rollins: 50 votes, 12.9%
Mark Buehrle: 42 votes, 10.8%
Francisco Rodriguez: 42 votes, 10.8%
Torii Hunter: 27 votes, 6.9 percent

(Players receiving less than 5% will drop off future ballots)

Bronson Arroyo: 1 vote, 0.3%
R.A. Dickey: 1 vote, 0.3%
John Lackey: 1 vote, 0.3%
Mike Napoli: 1 vote, 0.3%
Huston Street: 1 vote, 0.3%
Matt Cain: 0 votes, 0%
Jacoby Ellsbury: 0 votes, 0%
Andre Ethier: 0 votes, 0%
J.J. Hardy: 0 votes, 0%
Jhonny Peralta: 0 votes, 0%
Jered Weaver: 0 votes, 0%
Jayson Werth: 0 votes, 0%

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