COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Scott Rolen can have a St. Louis Cardinals cap on his Corridor of Fame plaque and Fred McGriff won’t have a staff brand.
Rolen, a seven-time All-Star third baseman elected final month by the Baseball Writers’ Affiliation of America, performed for Philadelphia (1996-2002), St. Louis (2002-07), Toronto (2008-09) and Cincinnati (2010-12).
“I imagine this determination precisely represents a pivotal portion of my profession based mostly on our groups’ successes in St. Louis,” Rolen mentioned in a press release issued by the Corridor of Friday. “I’m grateful to Philadelphia, St. Louis, Toronto and Cincinnati for the alternatives given to me as a participant, however extra importantly, for the way they embraced me and my household.”
McGriff, a five-time All-Star first baseman elected by the Modern Baseball Gamers Period Committee in December, performed for Toronto (1986-90), San Diego (1991-93), Atlanta (1993-97), Tampa Bay (1998-2001 and 2004), the Chicago Cubs (2001-02) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (2003).
“In discussing my profession with the Corridor of Fame,” McGriff mentioned in a press release, “we determined that with no brand on my plaque, I can equally symbolize these cities and the unimaginable followers in Toronto, the place I bought my begin, Atlanta, the place we gained the World Sequence, and my hometown of Tampa Bay, in addition to my time in San Diego.”
Each can be inducted into the Corridor on July 23.
Catfish Hunter (1987), Tony La Russa (2014), Greg Maddux (2014), Roy Halladay (2019) and Mike Mussina (2019) all have caps with no logos. Whereas Yogi Berra (1972) has no brand as a result of the top is tilted on his plaque, it seems he’s sporting New York Yankees pinstripes.
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