Former Orioles Jim Thome and Vladimir Guerrero among those elected into Baseball Hall of Fame
The Baseball Hall of Fame has released three of it’s new players going in as greats forever. Two of three spent time playing for the Baltimore Orioles during there playing careers.
For Vladimir Guerrero his last year playing for the Orioles during a successful 16 year career. Guerrero spent most of his years playing playing for the Montreal Expos and Los Angeles Angels.
Guerrero was signed by Montreal as an armature free agent in 1993, and made his debut in 1996. His career took of as an Expo being a three time second team outfielder.
Guerrero then signed with the LA Angle in 2003 where he began to be an All Star. He won MVP in 2004, and was in the top ten in home runs during three of his 5 years for the Angels.
Guerrero later signed with the Orioles in 2011 where he spent his last year in the MLB. He had 13 home runs, and 163 hits.
Like Guerrero, Jim Thome spent his last year during his Hall of Fame career in Baltimore. He was traded before the deadline from Philadelphia when the O’s where playoff bound in 2012.
Thome hit his 610 home run in Baltimore against the Indians putting him seventh all time in home runs.
During his career Thome is one of the few players during the steroid era to never be accused to using PED’s. He finished his career with batting average of .276, 2,328 hits and 6-2 home runs.
Thome was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 1989and made his MLB debut in 1991 for the Indians. He played in Cleveland for 11 years before leaving to play in Philadelphia for two years. He then had brief stints for the Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins before coming to Baltimore.
Thomes’ best awards consist of Silver Slugger award, Al comeback player of the year in 2006, Roberto Clemente award in 2002, and was a five time all star.