Adrian Beltre, Todd Helton, and Joe Mauer are Heading to Baseball Hall of Fame

Adrian Beltre with the Texas Rangers in April 2018
Adrian Beltre with the Texas Rangers in April 2018. Photo by Albert Pena/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9887412v)

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will welcome three new members as part of its 2024 class of inductees. Adrian Beltre, Todd Helton, and Joe Mauer cleared the 75% approval threshold from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America voters and are now heading to Cooperstown, New York.

Beltre, Helton, and Mauer will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame at a ceremony scheduled for July 21. They will be joined by manager Jim Leyland, who received a nod from the Contemporary Baseball Era Non-Players Committee back in December.

Beltre, widely viewed as one of the greatest third basemen of all time, received 95.1% approval from BBWAA voters in his first year of eligibility. Playing 21 seasons in MLB, including stints with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers, Beltre has four All-Star nods, five Gold Glove Awards, and four Silver Slugger Awards on his resume. His career stats include a .286 batting average, 3,166 hits, 477 homers, and 1,707 RBIs.

Helton, who was appearing on the ballot for the sixth time, had 79.7% approval. Spending all of his 17 years in the majors with the Colorado Rockies, Helton is a five-time All-Star, four-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and three-time Gold Glove Award winner. He retired with a batting average of .316, 2,519 career hits, 369 home runs, and 1,406 RBIs.

Finally, Mauer received 76.1% approval in his first year on the ballot. The Minnesota Twins legend was an AL MVP in 2009 and has three AL batting titles under his belt. He also made six All-Star appearances. Mauer’s stats include a .306 batting average, 2,123 hits, 143 homers, and 923 RBIs.

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