A look at the players to be inducted Sunday into the Baseball
Hall of Fame:
LARRY WAYNE "CHIPPER" JONES JR.: Born April 24 Josh
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, 1972 in Deland, Florida. ... 6-foot-4,
210 pounds, batted both, threw right. ... elected in first year of eligibility
with 97.2 percent (410 of 422) of the vote. ... drafted by the Atlanta Braves in
the first round of the 1990 MLB amateur draft out of the Bolles School in
Jacksonville, Florida. ... in 19 seasons with the Braves had 2,726 hits, 1,055
for extra bases, and batted .303 with 468 home runs, 1,623 RBIs and 150 stolen
bases. ... eight-time All-Star third baseman. ... was a force for most of the
Atlanta teams that won 14 straight division titles and one World Series. ... in
1999 hit 45 homers and 41 doubles, drove in 126 runs, scored 116 times, drew 126
walks, and stole 20 bases to win NL MVP Award. ... won NL Silver Slugger Award
for third basemen in 1999-2000. ... in 2006 had an extra-base hit in 14 straight
games to tie the MLB record set in 1927 by Pittsburgh's Paul Waner. ... led MLB
in hitting in 2008 with .364 average. ... only switch-hitter in MLB history with
career batting average of at least .300 and 400 or more homers.
JAMES HOWARD THOME: Born Aug. 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois. ... 6-foot-4,
250 pounds, batted left, threw right. ... elected in first year of eligibility,
one of only 54 players to do so, receiving 89.8 percent of the ballots. ...
selected by the Cleveland Indians out of Illinois Central College in the 13th
round of the 1989 amateur draft. ... batted .276, played in 2,543 games and had
2,328 hits, 1,583 runs, 612 home runs and 1,699 RBIs in 22 seasons with the
Indians, White Sox, Phillies, Dodgers, Twins and Orioles. ... played first
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, third base and designated hitter ... had a
record 13 walk-off homers and hit 40 or more home runs six times. ... five-time
All-Star. ... best season was 2002 in Cleveland when he hit a career-high 52
home runs with 118 RBIs and led AL in walks (122), slugging percentage (.677)
and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.122), and batted .304 with an on-base
percentage of .445. ... hit 17 homers in the postseason.
VLADIMIR ALVINO GUERRERO: Born Feb. 9, 1975, in Don Gregorio, Dominican
Republic. ... 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, batted right and threw right. .. earned
votes on 92.9 percent of all BBWAA ballots cast in his second year of
eligibility. ... batted .318 with 2,590 hits, 449 home runs, 1,496 RBIs and .553
slugging percentage in 16 seasons for the Expos, Angels, Rangers and Orioles.
... nine-time All-Star. ... had 39 doubles, 39 homers, 124 runs and 126 RBIs to
win 2004 AL MVP Award. ... eight-time Silver Slugger Award winner. ... hit .300
or higher 13 times, drove in 100 or more runs 10 times, and connected for at
least 30 homers eight times. ... notorious free-swinging, bad-ball hitter who
slammed 126 first-pitch homers and struck out just 985 times. ... strong-armed
outfielder who had 14 seasons of double-digit assists and 14 seasons of at least
10 errors and finished career with 126 assists and 125 errors. ... spent six
seasons with the Angels after eight years in Montreal and will be first player
inducted with an Angels logo on his Hall plaque.
TREVOR WILLIAM HOFFMAN: Born Oct. 13, 1967 in Bellflower, California. ...
6-foot-1, 200 pounds, batted right and threw right. ... received 79.9 percent of
the Hall of Fame vote after missing by only five votes last year. ... drafted by
the Cincinnati Reds on the 11th round of the 1989 MLB amateur draft. ... was a
minor league infielder for three seasons before becoming a relief pitcher. ...
in 18 years mainly with the San Diego Padres appeared in 1,035 games, posting a
61-75 record and registering 601 saves, second all-time to Mariano Rivera's 652.
... sixth pitcher who served mostly as a reliever to make the Hall of Fame. ...
in 1,089.1 innings pitched allowed 846 hits, 378 runs, struck out 1,133 and had
a career ERA of 2.87.
JOHN SCOTT MORRIS: Born: May 16, 1955, in St. Paul, Minnesota. ...
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, batted right and threw right. ... elected last December
by a veterans committee. ... drafted by the Detroit Tigers on the fifth round of
the 1976 MLB amateur draft out of Brigham Young University. ... in 18 years with
Detroit, Minnesota, Toronto and Cleveland pitched 3,824 innings and posted a
254-186 record with 2,478 strikeouts. ... had 175 complete games and a career
ERA of 3.90, the highest of any pitcher in the Hall of Fame. ... five-time
All-Star. ... played on four World Series champions, Detroit (1984), Minnesota
(1991), and Toronto (1992-93). ... one of six players in MLB history to win
consecutive World Series titles on different teams. ... was 7-4 with five
complete games in 13 postseason starts. ... went 4-2 with an ERA of 2.96 in six
World Series starts, completing three. ... started the most games (332), pitched
the most innings (2,443.2), and had the most wins (162) of any pitcher in the
1980s. ... retired after the 1994 season and appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot
for the first time in 2000. ... has worked as a broadcaster for the Blue Jays,
Twins, and Tigers since retiring.
ALAN STUART TRAMMELL: Born Feb. 21, 1958 in Garden Grove, California. ...
6 foot, 165 pounds, batted right and threw right. ... elected last December by a
veterans committee. ... drafted by the Detroit Tigers on the second round of the
1976 MLB amateur draft. ... consistent all-around producer at shortstop from
1977-96, playing in 2,293 games for the Tigers. ... had 2,365 hits, 185 homers,
1,003 RBIs, 1,231 runs, and 236 stolen bases. ... six-time All-Star. ... earned
four Gold Glove Awards and three Silver Slugger Awards. ... hit two home runs in
one game and batted .450 to win MVP honors in Detroit's five-game triumph over
the San Diego Padres in 1984 World Series. ... in 1987 finished second in AL MVP
voting after hitting .343 with 28 homers and 105 RBIs while batting cleanup. ...
seven-time .300 hitter with a .285 career batting average. The Green Bay Packers
have signed second-round draft pick Josh Jackson from Iowa.
Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst announced the cornerback’s signing
Jackson was taken with the 45th overall pick in last month’s draft, and his
signing comes two days after the Packers signed first-round pick Jaire
Alexander, a cornerback from Louisville.
The 6-foot, 196-pound Jackson led the country with eight interceptions as a
senior for the Hawkeyes, returning two for touchdowns.
He and Alexander are expected to improve a Green Bay secondary that allowed
30 touchdown passes last season, tied for the second-highest total of any