Class of 2017 HOF Class announced.

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  1. Brian Bull-Dozier

    Brian Bull-Dozier Hall of Famer 2

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    This year 3 players made it into the Hall.

    Jeff Bagwell, Ivan (Pudge) Rodriguez, and Tim (Rock) Raines all will be enshrined into the hallowed halls of Cooperstown.

    Jeff Bagwell collected the most votes with 381 (86.2%), followed by Tim Raines 380 (86%), and Pudge 336 (76%).

    Trevor Hoffman collected 327 of the 332 need to make the Hall of Fame this year. Better luck next year Trevor.

    Both Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens both saw increases in their totals but failed to crack the 60% mark, which means its unlikely they'll make in the next 2 years at least.

    The Trio will be joined by long time former commissioner Bud Selig and Atlanta Braves vice chairman John Schuerholz who both made it in December by the Today's Game Era ballot.

    Jeff Bagwell played 15 seasons in the Majors all with the Houston Astros. He won the NL rookie of the year in 1991 followed by in 1994 a NL MVP. A 4 time All-star with a career OPS of .948. His totals of 449 HRs and 1529 RBI are 1st in Astro history. His WAR of 79.6 is 14.5 higher than HOF teammate Craig Biggio. In 1997 he had 40 2B 43 HRs and 31 SB he could've had the only 40-40-40 season in history. Accuse him of doping but thats something anyone could've achieved. He won a GG in 1994. 3 Silver Sluggers 94, 97, 99. Finished 38th in WAR all time. 28th in Walks at 1401. He's also 3rd in Career assists as a 1st baseman. And in 2006 a year after he retired he was the most paid player in the National league.

    Tim Raines spent 23 seasons in the Majors playing for 6 different teams. He played for the Expos, White Sox, Yankees, Marlins, Athletics. A 7 time All-star 86 batting champ with the Expos. He was also the 87 Allstar game MVP. He hit a career line of .294/.385/.425 170 HRs, 113 triples, 980 RBIs, 808 SB. His 808 SB ranks 5th alltime behind Rickey Henderson, Lou Brock, Billy Hamilton, and Ty Cobb. He once stole 90 bases in 1 year. That was part of a streak of 6 straight seasons of 70+ steals. He won the Silver Slugger in 86. He's 13th all time in SB% with 84.70% success rate. He's 7th all time in Putouts in LF and 17th all time in LF assists. He made his debut at 19, at the time the youngest player in the league.

    Finally Pudge. Pudge is arguably the best catcher ever. If you want to argue fight me! 14 time All Star, 13 Time Gold Glove winner. He won the AL MVP award in 1999. Played 21 years hitting .296/.334/.464 with 311 HR 1332 RBIs and a Caught-Stealing Percentage of 46%. Known mostly for his time with Texas Rangers he played for the Tigers, Nationals, Marlins and the Astros before returning to the Rangers. He won a WS the one year he was with the Marlins in 2003, he lost in the WS in 2006 with Detroit. He won the NLCS MVP in 2003. 7 time Silver Slugger winner. He's logged the most games behind the plate than anyone in history. His 572 2Bs put him 26th alltime. He's 2nd all time in Double Plays grounded into. His 7256 outs made put him 40th all time his 14,864 putouts at C are first all time. Assists as C of 1227 put him 23rd alltime. He is arguably the best defensive catcher of alltime.
  2. Charles Jr.

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