legion.org/baseball January 24, 2018
Three former American Legion Baseball players, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones and Jim Thome, were announced as members of the much-anticipated 2018 National Baseball Hall of Fame class.
Jeff Idelson, president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., announced the results on MLB Network on Wednesday night. Thome and Jones were first-ballot Hall of Famers.
Hoffman, Jones and Thome will be the 75th, 76th and 77th Legion alums in the Hall of Fame, with 14 former Legion players inducted in the last five years. They will be enshrined on July 29 and will be joined by fellow Legion alums Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, both of whom were elected to this class through the Modern Era Committee in December.