(Cooperstown, NY) — The 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony gets going this afternoon in Cooperstown, New York. The six-man class is highlighted by Braves iron-man Chipper Jones, Dominican slugger Vladimir Guerrero, power-hitting first baseman Jim Thome, and long-time Padres closer Trevor Hoffman. Former Tiger standouts Jack Morris and Alan Trammell round out this year’s class. The ceremony can be viewed on the MLB Network.
Jones played his entire 19-year-career with the Braves and was the 1998 NL MVP. Guerrero is tied for 40th all-time with 449 home runs and was the 2004 AL MVP. Thome is one of nine players in baseball history to surpass 600 home runs and spent most of his 22 big league seasons in Cleveland. Closer Trevor Hoffman is second all-time in saves with 601. Jack Morris was the World Series MVP with the Twins in 1991 and won 254 career games. Fellow long-time Tiger Alan Trammell was a six-time All-Star and won the 1984 World Series MVP for Detroit.
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