here. Check the link for a breakdown of Thome's stats. He was one of my favorite players in his career, and now he is a Hall of Famer. I am really excited because he is a former Kinston Indian, and, as far as I know, the first Kinston Indian to be elected to the Hall of Fame.
Guerrero (b. 1975) played in the majors from 1996 to 2011 for the Expos, Angels, Rangers and Orioles. He had 2,590 hits, 449 home runs and a .318 batting average. He was the 2004 AL MVP while with the Angels, and was an All Star 9 times. He was named on 92.9% of the ballots cast and was elected in his second year of eligibility.
Thome was named on 89.8% of the ballots; this was his first time on the ballot. He and Guerrero will join Chipper Jones (97.2%, first ballot) and Trevor Hoffman (79.9%, third ballot). Also being inducted for 2018 are Alan Trammell and Jack Morris, who were named in December by the Modern Era Committee (Veterans Committee).
Falling short were Edgar Martinez (70.4%, ninth ballot) and Mike Mussina (63.5%, fifth ballot), among others.
Both Thome and Guerrero finished their careers as Orioles, which is kind of cool, I think.