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The Major League Hall of Fame prepares the announcement of the new baseball immortals


Those elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame will be announced tomorrow night.

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The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) and the Major Leagues, prepare to announce the new members of the Hall of Fame this Tuesday in an event led by the president Josh Rawitch, who will be in charge of announcing the results in a broadcast by MLB Network.

So far, 181 ballots have come out, equivalent to 46.2% and so far, David Ortiz maintains its leadership in the voting with 84%, a sufficient percentage to access the Hall of Fame on your first occasion, since the minimum to be exalted is 75%.

The others who are cherishing immortality are Barry Bonds y Roger Clemens. The king of home runs maintains his percentage at 77.3%, while the historic pitcher is 76.2%; If they continue like this, they will be the two companions of the Dominican in the important gala.

Scott Rolen with 69.6% and Curt Schilling 60.8% have moved away considerably in their aspirations to be elected by The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). Although a promotion cannot be ruled out in the rest of the ballots.

Speaking a little about David Ortiz, the historic designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox, he left huge numbers, including his 541 home runs and 1,768 RBIs. In addition, he won three championship rings, attended ten Star Games, a MVP from American Championship Series and World Series.

I am relaxed, without pressure, waiting for the votes to be counted and the results to be announced. Let it be what God wants. I put the numbers, I already did my part, but I do not control what will happen in that process“, David Ortiz added in an interview with ESPN.

Ortiz, if he gets inducted into the Hall of Fame, will join Juan Marichal, Pedro Martinez and Vladimir Guerrero as the only Dominicans among the Major League Baseball legends.

With respect to Bonds y Clemens, is another story. Because, both of them have seen how their path to the temple of immortality has been greatly truncated. All thanks to its links with the use of prohibited substances. However, their high percentage in the votes have implied that they received the forgiveness of many.

In addition, the numbers of both are exorbitant, the first is 762 home runs and so far no player has been able to exceed this mark. While the other retired with seven awards Cy Young; That is why baseball fans cry out for his exaltation.

It only remains to wait for the announcement tomorrow and later, the new immortals will meet on July 24 at Cooperstown, New York.

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