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Scott Rolen, a Slick-Fielding Third Baseman, Makes Hall of Fame

Scott Rolen played nearly 18,000 innings in the field during his 17-season career, and every one of them was spent at third base. A star infielder, known as much for his glove and his range as he was for his powerful bat, Rolen was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday when the results of the annual writers’ ballot were announced.

Rolen, in his sixth year of eligibility, was named on 76.3 percent of the ballots in an election in which 75 percent is required to be inducted.

Todd Helton, the longtime Colorado Rockies first baseman, finished second, at 72.