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  • Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman were
    elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, it was announced Wednesday.

    Jones and Thome were both elected in their first year of eligibility.
    This is the fourth time that the Baseball Writers' Association of
    America has elected Custom Dallas Cowboys Jerseys
    four players in a year (1947, 1955, 2015).


    A trio of sluggers and a closer got their Hall calls, but not everyone
    at the top of the ballot got good news. And what happened to Bonds and
    Clemens?

    'There's only one Chipper Jones': Ten things that make No. 10 special,
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    "LeBron James was born to play basketball, just like Chipper Jones was
    born to play baseball." As the switch-hitting icon got his Cooperstown
    call, we called upon his friends and former teammates to share stories
    about the Braves' newest Hall of Famer.

    It won't just be Expos fans cheering at his Cooperstown induction.
    Guerrero is adored by fans of all teams simply because nobody played
    like him.
    "It was waterworks," said Jones, who drew 97.2 percent of the vote after
    being selected on 410 of 422 ballots.

    The four will join veterans committee inductees Jack Morris and Customized Argentina Jersey
    Alan Trammell in entering the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 29 in
    Cooperstown, New York.

    It took 75 percent for election, or 317 votes, to be elected into the
    Hall of Fame. Designated hitter Edgar Martinez came close -- Custom Football Jerseys
    falling just 20 votes shy -- after a grass-roots campaign. Roger
    Clemens, who was picked on 57.3 percent of ballots, and Barry Bonds
    (56.4), both tainted by the steroids scandal, edged up in voting Custom Chicago Cubs Jerseys
    totals but again fell far short.

    Jones, an eight-time All-Star who played all 19 seasons for the Atlanta
    Braves, ranks third all time in home runs by a switch-hitter. The
    veteran third baseman had a career .303 batting average with 468 home
    runs.


    Receiving the necessary 75 percent of votes, Chipper Jones, Vladimir
    Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman were announced as the Baseball
    Hall of Fame's Class of 2018. Here are the results from the 422 ballots
    cast.


    He is the only switch-hitter with at least 1,000 at-bats and a .300
    batting average, .400 on-base percentage and .500 slugging percentage.

    "I don't know how you tabulate or calculate WAR,'' Jones said, referring
    to a sabermetric stat that didn't exist for much of his career. "...
    What I want to see is batting average, on-base percentage, runs
    produced.''

    Jones, a force for most of the Atlanta teams that won 14 straight
    division titles, joins former teammates John Smoltz, Tom Glavine and
    Greg Maddux, manager Bobby Cox and general manager John Schuerholz Customized Chicago Cubs Jerseys
    in the Hall.

    Of the four new members, Jones was the only one to win a World Series.
    He joins Ken Griffey Jr. as the only overall No. 1 draft picks to reach
    the Hall.

    Thome hit 612 home runs, which ranks eighth all time, over his 22
    seasons with the Indians, Phillies, White Sox, Twins, Dodgers and
    Orioles. The infielder's 13 walk-off home runs are more than any other
    player.

    Thome became emotional after receiving a call from former manager
    Charlie Manuel, his longtime hitting coach, while he was being
    interviewed on MLB Network.

    "I couldn't be happier for Jim, who is like a son to me," Manuel said.
    "This is totally deserving and, for me, ranks up there with anything
    I've ever seen happen in the game of baseball. For someone that I met as
    a 19-year-old and saw improve as much as anyone over time, it makes me
    smile to think that all that hard work, all those swings in the batting
    cage, is now paying off for him.

    "I started thinking this was possible after he hit his 500th home run.
    And for the day to finally be here, it's like winning the World Series
    all over again."

    Thome was known for his batter's box routine, standing absolutely still
    in the box while pointing his bat at the pitcher. He said the posture
    helped him relax, slow down and "not be so tense.''

    Guerrero, a nine-time All-Star, was elected in his second try, getting
    92.9 percent of the vote. Over his 16 seasons with the Montreal Expos,
    Angels, Rangers and Orioles, Guerrero had a .318 career b