2023 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot: Scott Rolen will soon make history

Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen runs third base on his way to inside the park on a two-run home run against the Cubs at Busch Stadium on August 27, 2006.

Scott Rolen was a great first baseman to go along with his signature technique and hard hitting. Combined, he belongs in the Hall of Fame.

If Scott Rolen is destined for the Hall of Fame, as his rapid rise in the polls suggests, his candidacy will be unlike anything seen in 56 years under the Baseball Writers Association of America’s current voting rules. It’s a reflection of the way he played the game: with subtle subtlety.

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