Class of 2017 Hall of Fame in­ductees

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SPORTS -

JEFF BAG­WELL

Born May 27, 1968, in Bos­ton. … 6 foot, 195-pound 1B. … bat­ted right, threw right. … played 2,150 games in 15 sea­sons with Hous­ton Astros. … had 449 home runs, 488 dou­bles, 202 steals, 1,401 walks, 1,517 runs and 1,529 RBI. … 1991 NL rookie of the year and 1994 NL MVP. … four-time All-Star. … re­tired in 2005.

TIM RAINES

Born Sept. 16, 1959, in Sanford, Florida. … 5-foot-8, 160-pound OF, switch-hit­ter, threw right. … played in 2,502 games in 23 sea­sons for Mon­treal Ex­pos, Chicago White Sox, New York Yan­kees, Oak­land Ath­let­ics, Bal­ti­more Ori­oles and Florida Mar­lins. … fin­ished ca­reer with .294 bat­ting av­er­age, 2,605 hits, 1,571 runs, 1,330 walks, 170 home runs, 980 RBI and 808 stolen bases, the fifth-high­est to­tal for stolen bases in ma­jor league his­tory. … seven-time All-Star. … re­tired in 2002.

IVAN “PUDGE” RO­DRIGUEZ

Born Nov. 27, 1971, in Ma­nati, Puerto Rico. … 5-foot-9, 205-pound C. … bat­ted right, threw right. … played 2,543 games in 21 sea­sons with the Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Florida Mar­lins, New York Yan­kees, Hous­ton Astros and Wash­ing­ton Na­tion­als. … hit .296 with 2,844 hits, 572 dou­bles, 311 home runs and 1,332 RBI. … won the 1999 AL MVP with Texas, hit­ting .332 with 116 runs scored, 35 home runs and 25 stolen bases. … se­lected to 14 All-Star Games. … won a record 13 Gold Glove Awards. … re­tired in 2011.

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