“I Would Be Terribly Disappointed”- Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez Opens Up on His Expectations With Hall of Fame Induction

Published 04/07/2022, 9:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 12: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees looks on after being introduced for a ceremony honoring his retirement from baseball prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 12, 2016 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez and his affair with the Baseball Hall of Fame is not going to end anytime soon. As the former New York Yankees superstar is still hopeful of getting his Hall of Fame induction, one day.

Notably, during the last year’s Hall of Fame voting, A-Rod did not get enough votes for his Hall of Fame induction. And the Boston Red Sox legend, David Ortiz, was the only Hall of Famer with over 75% of the votes.

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This year’s Hall of Fame was a bit controversial. Because legends like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, who were in their last year of eligibility, did not get their long-due Hall of Fame induction.

Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez has made his peace with getting fewer votes for the Hall of Fame

Getting the Hall of Fame induction is a dream of every baseball player. However, only a few of them gets to experience that. When talking about the Hall of Fame, A-Rod is probably one of the many such MLB players who every now and then dream of their Hall of Fame induction.

NEW YORK – AUGUST 04: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees runs the bases after hitting his 600th career home run in the first inning against Shaun Marcum #28 of the Toronto Blue Jays on August 4, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Recently, once again, A-Rod opened up about his chances for the Hall of Fame. As NJ.com, the former Yankees slugger said if he doesn’t get it, then he has no one to blame but himself. While he also accepted that it would be an incredible honor for him if he manages to get it someday.

“I would be terribly disappointed if I don’t get in,” Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez said. “But if I don’t get in, I have no one to blame but myself. But I’m certainly going to make it a point — and have so far — to stay out of it and play it straight and let the chips fall where they fall. The past is the past. I’m the No. 1 cheerleader. I hope I get in one day. It would be an incredible honor.”

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Notably, A-Rod had got 34.3% of the votes, while the Red Sox legend received a total of 77.9% of the votes. Over his 22-year MLB career, A-Rod has smashed 696 home runs. While he also has three American League MVPs in his name. A-Rod led the Yankees to win their last World Series victory in the 2009 season.

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Given his contribution to MLB, A-Rod does deserve to get his Hall of Fame induction. What do you think? Will he ever receive the honor?

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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