Who Got Into The Baseball Hall Of Fame In 2022?

The Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2022 was just announced. See who got in and who just missed the cut.

Chipper Jones

Chipper Jones is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a third baseman for the Atlanta Braves from 1993 to 2012. Jones was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018, his first year of eligibility.

Career Highlights

Chipper Jones was born in 1972 and is a former American baseball player. He played for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB) for his entire career, from 1993 to 2012. Jones was the Braves’ first baseman for much of his career, but he also played third base and left field. He bats left-handed and throws right-handed.

A switch-hitter, Jones distinguished himself as one of the best hitters in baseball over his career. In 1999, he won the National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award, and he is a seven-time NL all-star. During his time with the Braves, Jones helped lead the team to eleven consecutive divisional championships, five NL Pennants, and a World Series title in 1995.

Why He Should Be In

Chipper Jones was one of the best third basemen in MLB history. He played his entire career with the Atlanta Braves, and was a key member of their 1995 World Series team. Jones was a nine-time All-Star, won two Silver Slugger Awards, and the 1999 NL MVP Award. He finished his career with a .303 batting average, 468 home runs, and 1,512 RBIs.

Jim Thome

Right-handed slugger Jim Thome hit 612 home runs in his 22-year career, spending time with the Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, and Baltimore Orioles. Thome became just the eighth player in MLB history to hit 600 home runs, and he did it in style, hitting his 600th career home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano on August 15, 2011. Thome was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2022.

Career Highlights

Jim Thome hit 612 home runs in his MLB career, which spanned from 1991 to 2012. He also had 1,699 RBIs and a batting average of .276. Thome was a five-time All-Star and won the Silver Slugger Award three times. In 2002, he was the AL home run leader with 52 home runs.

Why He Should Be In

Jim Thome was one of the most prolific home run hitters in baseball history. In a 22-year career, Thome hit 612 home runs, which ranks seventh all-time. He also ranks in the top 10 in walks (9th, 1,747), extra-base hits (9th, 1,583) and OPS+ (10th, 147). He was a five-time All-Star and won a Silver Slugger Award in 1996.

Thome was an excellent defender at third base and first base, and he even spent time in the outfield late in his career. He was a two-time winner of the American League Gold Glove Award at third base.

While Thome never won a World Series, he came close in 2005 with the Philadelphia Phillies. He hit .340/.435/.696 with seven home runs and 19 RBIs in 24 postseason games that year, but the Phillies lost to the eventual champion Chicago White Sox in six games.

Thome should be inducted into the Hall of Fame on his first ballot. He was one of the best power hitters of his generation and was an excellent defender at multiple positions. Even though he never won a World Series, he had a great postseason career (.340/.435/.696 with seven home runs).

Omar Vizquel

Omar Vizquel, the longtime shortstop who was one of the game’s best defenders, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his final year of eligibility.

Career Highlights

Omar Luis Vizquel Gonzalez is a Venezuelan former professional baseball shortstop. He played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 1989 to 2012. He currently works as a special assistant for the Seattle Mariners. Born in Caracas, Vizquel is a three-time American League (AL) All-Star and 11-time Gold Glove Award winner.

For most of his Major League career, Vizquel was considered one of the better defensive shortstops, winning nine Golden Glove Awards in 11 years from 1993 to 2003. His .984 fielding percentage at shortstop ranks second all time behind only Luke Appling’s .987 mark, and his 42 career double plays turned in one season are the second most by a shortstop, behind onlyNeifi Pérez’s 44 in 2002. Among qualifying shortstops, he currently ranks first all time with 2,709 assists, sixth with 3,428 putouts, 12th with 942 double plays turned,”

Why He Should Be In

Omar Vizquel was one of the best defenders in baseball for a very long time. He has 11 Gold Gloves, which is tied for the most ever by a shortstop. His 2,877 career assists are the most ever by a shortstop, and his .985 fielding percentage is the best ever by a shortstop in baseball history.

In terms of WAR (wins above replacement), he was worth 78.3 WAR over his career, which is really good. The only shortstops who have accumulated more WAR than Vizquel are Cal Ripken Jr., Alex Rodriguez, and Honus Wagner. He’s in really good company.

Vizquel was also a very good hitter for a shortstop. He had 2,877 hits over his career which is 29th all time, and his 1,445 runs scored are 37th all time.

Because of his great defense and very good hitting, Omar Vizquel was a very valuable player during his 24-year MLB career. He helped his teams win a lot of games, and he deserves to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Curt Schilling

Curt Schilling is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher, currently a commentator for MSNBC. He helped lead the Philadelphia Phillies to the World Series in 1993, and won the World Series with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001. He is a six-time All-Star and won the National League Cy Young Award in 2004.

Career Highlights

Schilling pitched for five teams over his 20-year career, but is most closely associated with the Philadelphia Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks. He helped lead the Phillies to their first World Series appearance in over a decade in 1993, and won two World Series titles with the Diamondbacks in 2001 and 2002.

Schilling is a six-time All-Star, and his 3,116 strikeouts are the ninth-most by a right-handed pitcher in MLB history. He also holds the record for most strikeouts in a single season by a right-handed pitcher, with 419 in 2002.

In addition to his impressive on-field accomplishments, Schilling is also well known for his outspoken nature and controversial political views. He was an active supporter of then-President Donald Trump during the 2016 election, and has since been critical of Major League Baseball for what he perceives as a liberal bias.

Why He Should Be In

Curt Schilling is a former right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher, who helped lead the Philadelphia Phillies to their first World Series championship in 80 years in 1993, winning the NLCS MVP award along the way. He also played critical roles in leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to their first World Series win in 2001 and the Boston Red Sox to two World Series championships in 2004 and 2007. In total, he appeared in six World Series and won three championships. A noted postseason performer, he has an 8-1 record and 2.23 ERA in 19 career starts. He is also a member of the 3,000 strikeouts club.

Off the field, Curt Schilling has been an outspoken supporter of military veterans and active duty service members. He has also been a vocal advocate for expanded access to screening and treatment for cancer patients. In 2014, he launched his own fashion line for plus-size women called 38 Days of Fashion.

On the basis of his accomplishments both on and off the field, Curt Schilling is a deserving candidate for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Andruw Jones

In December 2018, former Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andruw Jones was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, appearing on 97.2% of the ballots cast. He will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, on July 29, 2019, becoming the first Hall of Famer to be born in the Netherlands.

Career Highlights

Andruw Jones was a 10-time Gold Glove winner and five-time All-Star during his MLB career. He played for the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, and Chicago White Sox, and won a World Series with the Braves in 1995. He is considered one of the greatest defensive outfielders of all time.

Why He Should Be In

Andruw Jones is one of the most accomplished players in baseball history. He is a 10-time Gold Glove winner, a five-time Silver Slugger, and a World Series champion. He ranks in the top 10 all time in home runs by a center fielder, and he has the highest fielding percentage of any outfielder in MLB history. In short, he is one of the greatest defenders and offensive players of his generation, and arguably one of the greatest ever.

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