Last month, legendary third baseman and slugger Scott Rolen became the newest member of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
The 47-year-old had a career to remember, posting a 70.1 WAR, hitting for a lifetime .281 average, and popping 316 career home runs.
Earlier this month, Rolen announced that he would enter the Hall of Fame with a St. Louis Cardinals cap on his plaque.
St. Louis acquired Rolen from the Philadelphia Phillies in 2002 and reached the postseason four times during his tenure with the team, winning a World Series title in 2006.
On Twitter, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch posted a photo of Rolen signing his plaque backer at the Hall of Fame.
Scott Rolen, Hall of Famer, signs his plaque backer after a tour this morning in Cooperstown @baseballhall. It will be there until his induction this July.
Coverage coming @stltoday and the Post-Dispatch. #MLB #stlcards pic.twitter.com/ZssrB3Smcs
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) February 28, 2023
Rolen will be enshrined in the Hall this summer alongside Atlanta Braves legend Fred McGriff.
But the eight-time Gold Glover and seven-time All-Star is getting his first look at Cooperstown today.
Rolen’s best season in St. Louis came in 2004 when he hit for a career-best .314 average, crushing 34 home runs and driving in 124 runs, helping guide the Cardinals to their first World Series appearance since 1987 and hitting a clutch home run off of Roger Clemens in Game 7 of the NLCS.
Rolen spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Phillies before being traded over to St. Louis.
He spent a brief portion of his career with the Toronto Blue Jays and later joined the Cincinnati Reds, where he would finish out his career.
But his best days came with the Cardinals, and he’ll be remembered as one of the greatest players in franchise history.NEXT: Adam Wainwright Hilariously Impersonates An Acting Legend