2018 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees: Now and Then

Pictures from the induction ceremony — and the glory days.

On Sunday, July 29, the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, inducted six new members: Jack Morris, Alan Trammell, Jim Thome, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, and Vladimir Guerrero. Below, pictures of these all-time greats accepting their honors — and earning them.

JACK MORRIS Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images JACK MORRIS Career stats: 254-186, 3.90 ERA, 2,478 strikeouts in 3,824 innings pitched; 5x All-Star; 4x World Series champion; 1991 World Series MVP

From his Cooperstown plaque: “Intense competitor with a spirited drive and determination who propelled his teams as staff ace.”
Detroit Tigers
San Diego Pdres v Detroit Tigers
Focus On Sport/Getty Images Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images ALAN TRAMMELL Jim McIsaac/Getty Images ALAN TRAMMELL Career stats: .285 BA, 185 HR, 1003 RBI; 6x All-Star; 4x Gold Glove Award winner; 3x Silver Slugger Award winner; 1984 World Series MVP

From his Cooperstown plaque: “Catalyst for dominant Tigers teams of the 1980s who showcased all-around excellence for two decades at shortstop.”
World Series - San Diego Padres v Detroit Tigers - Game Three
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JIM THOME Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images JIM THOME Career stats: .276 BA, 612 HR, 1699 RBI; 5x All-Star; 1996 Silver Slugger Award winner

From his Cooperstown plaque: “Lefty slugger powered his way through 22-year Major League career amassing 612 home runs with a textbook uppercut swing.”
Cleveland Indians vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Jim Thome [Indians]
The Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images Scott Jordan Levy/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images TREVOR HOFFMAN Jim McIsaac/Getty Images TREVOR HOFFMAN Career stats: 2.87 ERA, 1.058 WHIP, 601 saves, 1133 strikeouts in 1089 and 1/3 innings pitched; 7x All-Star; 2x Rolaids Relief Man Award winner

From his Cooperstown plaque: “Master of a mystifying change-up, became the first pitcher to reach the 500- and 600-save milestones.”
San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - September 15, 2004
San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants
Kirby Lee/Getty Images Focus On Sport/Getty Images CHIPPER JONES Jim McIsaac/Getty Images CHIPPER JONES Career stats: .303 BA, 468 HR, 1,623 RBI; 8x All-Star; 1995 World Series champion; 1999 National League MVP

From his Cooperstown plaque: “Switch-hitting lineup centerpiece during the Braves’ dynastic seasons of the 1990s and 2000s.”
Atlanta Braves v New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves - April 30, 2007
Focus On Sport/Getty Images Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images VLADIMIR GUERRERO Jim McIsaac/Getty Images VLADIMIR GUERRERO Career stats: .318 BA, 449 HR, 1496 RBI; 9x All-Star; 8x Silver Slugger Award winner; 2004 American League MVP

From his Cooperstown plaque: “Dazzling five-tool talent from the Dominican Republic renowned for distinctive approach in batter’s box as well as aggressive style in the field and on the basepaths.”
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs Chicago White Sox - September 9, 2005
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs Toronto Blue Jays - May 7, 2006
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