LOS ANGELES -- Results were announced on Tuesday and no former Dodgers players were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year, with only Scott Rolen getting the necessary 75 percent for induction.
Jones, Sheffield and Kent, of course, are better remembered from their tenures with other teams. Jones’ time with the Dodgers was a forgettable one as he posted a .505 OPS in just 75 games during the 2008 season. Sheffield had a very successful, albeit short, run with the Dodgers, making two All-Star appearances (1999, 2000) over three full seasons. Kent finished his career in Los Angeles, making one All-Star appearance in four seasons with the Dodgers.
Andre Ethier and Jayson Werth didn’t receive a vote, taking them off the Hall of Fame ballot after one year. Former Dodgers will be well-represented in 2024, with Adrián Beltré expected to surpass the 75 percent threshold in his first year of eligibility. Adrián González will also be on next year’s ballot, as well as Chase Utley, who did most of his damage with the Phillies but left quite the mark on the Dodgers’ organization.
The last former Dodger inducted into the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA was catcher Mike Piazza in 2016. Piazza, however, chose a Mets cap for his Cooperstown plaque.