Eight ex-Los Angeles Dodgers are on the Corridor of Fame poll however they in all probability would not be carrying a blue and white cap primarily based on historic tendencies.
There’s a seeming custom that when a Dodger Corridor of Famer is nominated, they are not representing the colour of the workforce they concluded their careers at, regardless of a rule change in 2001.
Previous to this, electees would select the cap of the nominee however now the participant is requested for his or her desire and may even select to forgo a workforce if they can not select between one or the opposite. No person picks the Dodgers.
The reverse is even no completely different too, as evidenced by Adrian Beltre. He burst by onto the MLB scene aged 16 with the Californian facet earlier than leaving after seven seasons, culminating in his 2004 marketing campaign when he hit 48 house runs and a 1.017 on-base plus slugging proportion.
He departed to the Texas Rangers and spent eight years there, happening to have 22 seasons in baseball’s prime stage of sport, and can probably put on a Rangers cap when he’s inducted into the HOF after receiving 193 votes from 195 voters.
Gary Sheffield may very well be one other who goes down that path, as he’s near the 75% approval fee to be inducted throughout his final eligible 12 months on the poll.
He turned out for seven groups in 22 years and received the World Collection with the Florida (now Miami) Marlins.
He additionally spent three years with the Dodgers and will select to put on a cap and not using a brand, an extra snub to the blue and white colours of Shohei Ohtani’s workforce.
When does the MLB return?
It is simply over a month till the MLB is again and, after all, it is the Los Angeles Dodgers who’re first up as they journey to the San Diego Padres. The pre-season recreation will happen on Thursday, February 22 earlier than the pair meet once more the next day.
Sandwiched between them is the Kansas Metropolis Royals taking over the defending champions, the Rangers, on Friday, February 23.