Posted: Jan 18, 2017 03:17 PM PST
Updated: Jan 18, 2017 03:20 PM PST
With Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines being announced Wednesday as part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's class of 2017, find out some more about each inductee.
First baseman Jeff Bagwell (1991-2005), played for Houston Astros his entire career
Bagwell won the National League Rookie of the Year award in 1991 and went on to appear in four All-Star Games and win the NL MVP in 1994. He also won a Gold Glove in 1994 and is a three-time Silver Slugger winner. He was especially known for his offensive power, compiling nine seasons with more than 30 home runs, eight seasons with 100 or more RBI, and nine seasons with more than 100 runs scored. Career stats: .297 batting average, 2,314 hits, 449 home runs, 1,529 RBIs.
Outfielder Tim Raines (1979-2002), played for the Montreal Expos, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles and Florida Marlins
Raines is regarded as one of the best leadoff hitters and baserunners in baseball history, leading the National League in stolen bases four times and owning the most stolen bases by a switch-hitter in major-league history. The seven-time All-Star was part of two World Series championship teams with the Yankees in 1995 and 1998 and won a National League batting title in 1986. Career stats: .294 batting average, 2,605 hits, 170 home runs, 980 RBIs, 808 stolen bases.
Catcher Ivan Rodriguez (1991-2011), played for the Texas Rangers, Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Washington Nationals
Widely regarded as one of the best defensive catchers of all time, Rodriguez won the AL MVP award in 1999 while playing for the Rangers. The 14-time All-Star and 13-time Gold Glove winner also won a World Series with the Marlins in 2003. He holds the major league record for putouts by a catcher and games caught. Career stats: .296 batting average, 2,844 hits, 311 home runs, 1,332 RBIs.