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Elected to the Hall of Fame, Scott Rolen changed the culture of the Cincinnati Reds

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Scott Rolen, who has collected eight Gold Gloves, seven All-Star appearances, Rookie of the Year and a World Series title. during his 17-year careerHe has a simple answer when asked about his humble personality and team.

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“Well, I’m from Jasper, Indiana,” Rollin said. “It’s a hard-working community that values ​​going to work, getting your work done, doing things right, and treating people well. On top of that, I’m the son of Ed and Linda Rollin, brother of Todd and Christine, and that didn’t fly in our house.”

This kid from Jasper, Indiana, is the newest member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Rolen was elected with 76.3% of the vote by the Baseball Writers Association of America in his sixth year of polling. He was named on 297 ballots, five more than the 292 required to reach the 75% threshold in the election.

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Scott Rolen was named on 297 ballots, five more than the 292 needed to reach the 75% threshold in the election.

Rolen was 342Abbreviation II member and 270y Selected player in the Hall of Fame. He played the last 3 seasons of his career with the Cincinnati Reds, which gave him the opportunity to play closer to home.

“You don’t think about it,” Rollin said. “You’re thinking about trying to do your best and playing for your team, playing the game as best you can. It’s a long way to go. I never thought the Hall of Fame was going to be the answer.”

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