Scott Rolen finally had his moment.
Late on Tuesday, the results of the Hall of Fame voting were revealed, and the Hall itself gained one more legend.
After six years on the ballot, Rolen was finally given his chance to enter the Hall.
The two-way third baseman played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball, spending most of his time with the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals.
Rolen also played a few seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays and Cincinnati Reds.
On Twitter, the Cardinals posted a highlight reel of some of Rolen’s best moments in St. Louis, including his clutch home run off of Roger Clemens in Game 7 of the 2004 NLCS.
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) January 25, 2023
Rolen certainly had more than his fair share of great moments while wearing the Birds on the Bat.
He was a key factor on several great Cardinals teams in the 2000s decade, including the 2006 World Series championship team.
In that series, Rolen hit for a .421 average.
In addition to his World Series ring, Rolen was a seven-time All-Star, an eight-time Gold Glover, a Silver Slugger, and a Rookie of the Year in 1997.
And so, with yesterday’s news, the entire City of St. Louis let out a collective sigh of relief, knowing that one of their favorite Cardinals of all time had finally received the recognition he deserved.
Whether or not Rolen will enter the Hall as a Cardinal is unknown, but either way, Cardinals fans were rewarded for their faith in one of the greatest third basemen of all time.