Revealed: Baseball Hall of Fame's 2023 Class

Congratulations are in order for the newest member of Baseball's Hall of Fame, as one of the game's great third baseman of recent times, Scott Rolen, gets the nod. 

Rolen got 76.3% of the vote. He was a 7-time All-Star, and an 8-time Gold Glover at the hot corner, splitting those glory years between the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals. 

He finished his illustrious 17-year career with a .281 average, .855 OPS, a .364 on-base, and 316 home runs. He also played for the Cincinnati Reds and the Toronto Blue Jays. 

Voters once again gave the thumbs down to players connected to steroids, as well as to the Houston Astros cheating scandal.

Alex Rodriguez would have been a shoo-in for the Hall had it not been for his PED suspension and continued lying about it. He received just 35% from the voters. Andy Pettite did admit to using steroids, and was very contrite, but he didn't come close, receiving just 17%. 

Carlos Beltran, who many pundits had held up recently as a strong Hall of Fame candidate, only received 46.5% of the vote. He was named in 2020 as one of the ringleaders of the 2017 Astros sign-stealing scandal. 

Others who came extremely close to election included Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton, who, at 72.2%, fell just 11 votes shy, and closer-extraordinaire Billy Wagner, who got 68.1% of the votes. 75% is needed for election.

Rolen now joins Fred McGriff as the 2023 inductees this coming summer at Cooperstown.