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Ceremony gets emotional for Baseball Hall of Fame inductees

Ceremony gets emotional for Baseball Hall of Fame inductees

From humble beginnings to baseball immortality, two players that represented the Lone Star State during their careers took their rightful place in the Hall of Fame.

Before he started, Rodriguez received a standing ovation from hundreds of fans, many wearing red-and-white jerseys with Puerto Rico emblazoned on the front, and proceeded to give half his speech in Spanish.

"Well look around, you see so many children here". He was instrumental in the approval of interleague play, the expansion of the playoffs, splitting each league into three divisions with wild cards, instituting video review and revenue-sharing in an era that saw the construction of 20 new ballparks.

COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 30: Tim Raines poses for a photo at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 30, 2017 in Cooperstown, New York. "I love you so much for everything that you've done for me".

Bagwell was plenty self-deprecating Sunday - he later said, "I love playing baseball, but I don't love stinking and I don't love having 0-fers and stuff like that" - but he parlayed a 1990 trade from the Red Sox to the Astros into a 15-season career in Houston, for whom he batted.297 with 449 homers and 202 stolen bases.

Bagwell played his entire career for the Houston Astros, Raines is well-known for his time with the Montreal Expos, and many wore Florida Marlins gear in honor of Rodriguez, known as "Pudge".

"I've been asked that question for the past 10 years: 'What is the reason why you haven't gotten in?'" Raines said.

"My father would come home at 6 o'clock, take off his shoes, we'd go outside, play catch, play pepper", Bagwell said. He's the only first baseman in history with 400 career home runs and 200 stolen bases.

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Bagwell has said countless times over the last few months as he awaited induction day with anticipation and anxiety, that it's weird and he didn't know what was going on.

Still, Selig left baseball in excellent shape economically - without labor strife and with a strict drug-testing policy that has helped clean up the game. "I'm talking about blocking thousands of balls, making thousands of throws to second base, trying to throw the ball to the right side of the base". And Craig and I just wanted to win, and we wanted to win one way, and that was the right way, and I hope that's what we did.

In 26 years as a GM for the Royals and Braves, Schuerholz, 76, stood alone. He was the first general manager in history to win a World Series in each league.

Schuerholz credits divine providence and fate for his good fortune.

"Bam. Without saying much more, the message of my life was delivered".

The most controversial figure of the day, former Brewers owner and the ninth commissioner of Major League Baseball, Bud Selig took the stage mostly to cheers despite speculation that he'd be met with boos. They say they're a bundle of nerves. In just his first year on the ballot, Rodriguez collected 76 percent of the vote to earn enshrinement.

Also in the audience are Phil Garner, Jose Cruz, Jose Guzman, Larry Dierker, Willie Randolph, Bob Uecker, and golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez.


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