This past Sunday at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, 5 inductees were honored with their bronze plaques as members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2017. The Class of 2017 consists of Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez, Bud Selig and John Schuerholz. Below are some highlights from the outstanding careers of these new honorees.
The votes have all been tallied, and three new baseball legends are headed to Cooperstown. Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell and Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez have all been voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame's class of 2017. While Rodriguez got in on the first ballot after receiving 76% of the votes, Vladimir Guerrero (71.7%) fell short of the 75% of votes needed for Hall of Fame enshrinement in his first year of eligibility. Here are the notable players that will become eligible to enter the Hall of Fame over the next five years.