Chipper Jones will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New York, on Sunday, July 29, 2018 (July 29, 188) with Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, and former Detroit Tigers team-mate Jack Morris Alan Trammell. Thome and Jones are the first ballots, while Morris and Trammell were selected in December by a veterans committee.
What You Should Know:
What: 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame
] When: Sunday, July 29, 2018
Where: Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown, NY
Time: 13:30 Eastern
TV: MLB Network
Jones, only the second overall No. 1
Also part of these Atlanta teams were pitchers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz, managers Bobby Cox, and general manager John Schuerholz. All five have been elected to the Hall of Fame for the past four years, and now Jones will join them.
"Someone had to win a few runs for this pitching team," Jones said with a giggle. "It's nice that the day has finally arrived."
Thome hit 612 home runs, the eighth all-time, and had an MLB record of 13 walk-off homers, mostly for the Cleveland Indians. When he traveled to the Hall of Fame in late February to prepare for the day of Inauguration, Thome was fogged as he walked into the Plaque Gallery, where his bronze figure will hang after Sunday's ceremony.
Expect more of it when talking to the big crowd during his speech.
"It was an absolute dream," said Thome. "I try to keep life simple, but it's very special to enjoy that with those who are really important to you and the people who are … happy for you." 19659009] The house is simply unbelievable. "
Hoffman, who was elected in his third year of election, spent most of his career with the San Diego Padres before ending up with the Milwaukee Brewers after failing to impress the Front Office In three years as a shortstop he moved to Bullpen and became a star. Hoffman scored 601 saves in 18 seasons, the second-highest for former Yankees star Mariano Rivera (652).
Guerrero was elected to his side The ninth attempt received 92.9 percent of the vote. The nine-time all-star outfielder beat .318 with 449 homers and 1,496 RBIs and was a notorious bad-ball hitter, a skill he played as a child in the Dominican Republic a game similar to cricket
(The Associated Pr contributed to this report.)