Mexico city / 08/14/2021 12:41:08 PM
Much of what Adrian Beltré listen now about level for him Hall of Fame comes from his son, a baseball fan who grew up in the facilities of the Texas Rangers during his father’s last eight seasons in the Big leagues.
“When AJ (Adrián Jr.) sees those things, I can see in his face that he is proud, which fills me with emotion,” said Beltré. “And I always try to be humble with him and teach him to be hungry for what he wants, but to be humble.”
Four-time All-Star Game winner and winner of five Golden Gloves at third base, he retired in 2018 after 21 seasons in the majors, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Rangers Saturday night. Beltre went to his only World Series in 2011, his first season with Texas, and hit his 3,000th hit with the Rangers at home.
Beltré and Chuck Morgan, in his 38th campaign as an announcer for the Rangers In a race that included three stadiums, they will be members 23 and 24 of the Hall of the Fame of the team, since its inauguration in 2003.
The Rangers withdrew the jersey number 29 from Beltre two years ago, in his last season at the stadium Globe Life Park before moving last year to the brand new Globe Life Field. His first time on the National Hall of Fame ballots will be with the 2024 group.
Beltre He hopes that AJ, who was four years old when his father signed with Texas and who turns 15 in September, will be the one who enjoys the moment the most in the family. But his wife Sandra and their two daughters, 17 and 10, were also excited.
“It means a lot to them,” said Beltré, who planned to speak spontaneously rather than read something prepared for the ceremony., which will take place before the game against Oakland.
Beltre, 42, spends his time now with his family at their home in California, where he began his career at age 19 in Los Angeles, playing 6 1/2 seasons with the Dodgers, after which it was five years in Seattle and one in Boston, before signing with the Rangers as a free agent.