MLB fan shares important Hall of Fame reminder of Todd Helton

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11 votes were the difference between former Colorado Rockies star Todd Helton and the Hall of Fame.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023 announced the results of their vote, and third baseman Scott Rolen was the only player elected for entrement.

If 11 more writers voted for Helton, he would join Rolen (and Fred McGriff) at the July induction ceremony.

It wasn’t meant to be, at least not this year.

However, with a considerable increase to 72.2% in the ballots, Helton will succeed next year, barring a huge surprise.

Some voters still punish him with the “Coors penalty.”

Hitting at Coors Field is more advantageous because pitches break less and fly balls travel farther due to the thin mountain air.

However, if the league wants to punish him for where he played half of his games, they shouldn’t have a franchise in Colorado in the first place.

“Another hot take: If you’re going to put a team in Colorado, you’re not allowed to punish their players for playing there. Put Todd Helton in the Hall of Fame,” Garth Iorgy tweeted.

Besides, it’s not like Helton is bad on the road.

A fan tweeted some of his route numbers and compared them to some Hall of Famers.

Again, that didn’t happen this time, but logic says it will come in next year.

He truly deserves a place among the immortals, regardless of his park of origin.

Big hitters happen everywhere, and Helton was certainly no exception.

As his .316/.414/.539 career line indicates, he was very special.

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