Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre retires after 21 seasons, Baseball HOF next?

After 21 storied seasons in the big leagues, Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has called it a day. Debuting in 1998 at the young age of 19 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Beltre also played in Seattle, Boston, and finished his career in Texas with tremendous accolades that most will never reach. 477 home runs (3rd all-time), elite defense at the hot corner, 5 top-7 MVP seasons, and a number of other statistics that boggle the mind. Combine that with the person Adrian Beltre was – a reputation for toughness and a strong clubhouse presence – and you have a very easy case for the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

Right?

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