This Sunday, the Baseball Hall of Fame will induct three more MLB greats into Cooperstown.
The former MLB players being inducted this year are outfielder Tim Raines Sr., first baseman Jeff Bagwell and catcher Ivan Rodriguez. Former MLB commissioner Bud Selig and front office executive John Schuerholz are also being inducted.
Josh Smith Limited Jersey The 2017 Hall of Fame induction ceremony is being broadcast on MLB Network at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 30. There will also be a live stream of the ceremony on baseballhall.org. Here’s everything you need to know about the Hall of Fame Inductees and ceremony.
For some reason, Beltre hasn’t gotten the respect that he’s due as a major leaguer. Not only has he reached the highly regarded plateau of 3,000 hits, but he’s aged like a fine wine.
Though Beltre’s career average wRC+ sits at 119, since he’s been with Texas, that number has increased dramatically. Since 2011, he’s posted wRC+ seasons of: 135, 142, 135, 142, 109, 130 and 134. Those are his age-32 through 38 seasons.
Rhett Ellison Limited Jersey Here are some other crazy numbers regarding Beltre, via Sporting News contributor Ryan Spaeder.
The Cubs aren’t looking for back-end-of-the-rotation help. They have those options. If they’re going to trade for another starter, it’s going to be for a guy who takes the mound in the postseason.
First of all, I want people to understand that I love the military, Bennett said. My father’s in the military. I love hot dogs like any other American. I love football like any other American. But I don’t love segregation. I don’t love riots or oppression.