Chipper Jones will start in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York on July 29, 2018 (7/29/18) with Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman and former comrades from Detroit Tigers Jack Morris and Alan Trammell. Thome and Jones are the first choice, while Morris and Trammell were elected by a veteran committee in December.
What you need to know:
What: 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions
] When: Sunday, July 29, 2018
Where: Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown, NY
Time: 13:30 East
TV: MLB Network
Jones, only the second overall No. 1
Even a part of the Atlanta Law were baskets Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz, Bobby Cox chief and General Manager John Schuerholz. All five were voted Hall of Fame for the last four years, and now Jones will join them.
"Someone has to do some runs for the pitching staff," Jones said with a chuckle. "It's nice that the day has finally come."
Thome beat 612 home runners, eighth all the time, and had an MLB record 13 retirement retardants, mostly for the Cleveland Indians. When he toured the Hall of Fame in late February to prepare for the induction day, Thome became foggy when he entered the Plaque Gallery where his bronze resemblance will hang out after Sunday's ceremony.
Expect more of the same when staring at large crowds during his speech.
"It has been an absolute dream," said Thome. "I try to keep it (life) quite simple, but it's been very special to enjoy it with those you really care about and the people who are … happy for you. That means so much.
" Going there now it calls the home is just incredible. "
Hoffman, in his third year of voting, played most of his career with San Diego Padres before ending Milwaukee Brewers. After failing to impress at the front office for three years as a short stop, he switched to the bullet and became a star. With a stuttering change, Hoffman recorded 601 saves over 18 seasons, the second time to former Yankees star Mariano Riveras 652.
Guerrero was elected on his second attempt, which received 92.9 percent of the vote. The 9- hour All-Star Outfielder beat .318 with 449 homers and 1,496 RBIs and was an infamous badball hitter, a skill he learned as a child growing up in the Dominican Republic a game similar to cricket.
( The Associated Pr ess contributed to this report.)