Jim Thome Is In The Hall of Fame!

The Baseball Hall of Fame has four new members. On Wednesday it was announced that Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman have been elected.

This is only the fourth time that four players were elected to go into the Hall in one year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Jones and Thome both scored the honor in their first year of eligibility. The foursome will be inducted in a ceremony on July 29th in Cooperstown, New York.

Jones played all 19 of his seasons with the Atlanta Braves and made the All-Star team eight times.

Thome has 612 career homers, putting him eighth on the all-time list after playing for 22 years with the Indians, Phillies, White Sox, Twins, Dodgers and Orioles.

Guerrero got in the Hall on his second try. He played 16 seasons with the Montreal Expos, Angels, Rangers and Orioles. If he goes in as an Angel, he'll become the team's first Hall of Famer.

Hoffman, who played for the Padres, Marlins and Brewers, is the sixth relief pitcher to make the Hall. His 601 career saves puts him second to only Mariano Rivera on the all-time list. 


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