Dodgers Congratulate Adrián Beltré After Election Into Baseball Hall Of Fame

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The Los Angeles Dodgers had ties to eight players on the 2024 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, but Adrián Beltré was the only member of the group to be elected, along with Todd Helton and Joe Mauer.

Beltré, an overwhelming favorite to be enshrined in his first year of eligibility, got 95.1% of the vote. Hall of Fame candidates must be named on 75% of ballots cast in order to be inducted into Cooperstown.

The Dodgers originally signed Beltré as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 1994. He made his MLB debut four years later and spent the first seven seasons of his career in L.A.

The Dodgers recognized Beltré’s success and congratulated him on an outstanding career.

A career that started in LA and ends in Cooperstown. Congratulations Adrián Beltré on being inducted into the 2024 Hall of Fame!

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) January 23, 2024

In parts of seven seasons with the Dodgers, Beltré hit .274/.332/.463 with 176 doubles, 147 home runs and 510 RBI over 966 games.

Beltré enjoyed his best season with the Dodgers in 2004, when he batted .334/.388/.629 with 32 doubles, an MLB-leading 48 home runs and 121 RBI across 156 games.

Beltré accumulated 9.6 WAR that year en route to a Silver Slugger Award and second-place finish in National League MVP voting.

Beltré hoped to remain with the Dodgers for the rest of his career, but he ultimately joined the Seattle Mariners as a free agent. He spent five years with the organization before going on to have stints with the Boston Red Sox (2010) and Texas Rangers (2011-2018).

Beltré played 2,759 of his 2,933 career games at third base, second only to the 2,870 by Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson.

On career lists, Beltre ranks ninth in at-bats (11,068), 11th in doubles (636), 15th in total bases (5,309), 15th in extra base hits (1,151), 18th in hits (3,166), 25th in runs batted in (1,707) and 31st in home runs (477).

Dodgers who fell short for Baseball Hall of Fame 2024

Bobby Abreu, Adrián González, Andruw Jones, Gary Sheffield, Manny Ramírez, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley were among the other players with ties to the Dodgers who fell short of induction to the Hall of Fame.

Jones inched closer to possibly joining Cooperstown by appearing on 61.6% of 2024 ballots. Meanwhile, Ramírez garnered 32.5% of votes, Utley received 28.8%, Rollins had 14.8% and Abreu rounded out the group of former Dodgers at 14.8%.

Sheffield and González fell off the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for 2025. Sheffield was in final year of eligibility, while González did not reach the minimum amount of votes to return to the ballot.

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