News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Jan. 25, 2018: A Dominican Republic-born former baseball player has been elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame.
Vladimir Guerrero, who captivated a generation of Angels fans with his easy smile, rocket arm and an almost otherworldly ability to hit even the worst of pitches for the best of results, was one of four players elected Wednesday to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers Association of America, (BBWAA).
Guerrero got 92.9 percent of the vote, joining Pedro Martinez and Juan Marichal as the third Dominican player in the Hall of Fame. At 42, Guerrero is the youngest current Hall of Famer.
Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman also were elected. Guerrero along with the three other players will be joined in the July 28 induction ceremony by Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, selected last month by a Hall of Fame veterans’ committee.