Scott Rolen, a Cardinals Star, Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Scott Rolen, an all-around star, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his sixth try. Todd Helton, Billy Wagner and the other finalists will continue to wait.

When the major leagues first came calling, Scott Rolen was playing on a sprained ankle. He had hurt it in a predictable way for a tall, rangy high school senior in Indiana: playing basketball. The Philadelphia Phillies didn’t mind.

“I saw all the ingredients you’d want to see,” Mike Arbuckle, the former Phillies scouting director, said by phone Tuesday night, three decades after he first met Rolen, the newest member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. “The body, the athleticism, the tools

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