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2022 PG HOF Class To Be Inducted Tonight

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Perfect Game's Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will officially be recognized tonight during the Perfect Game Cares Hall of Fame Gala, held at Rosen Single Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.

The 2022 class has played more than 150 seasons of Major League Baseball combined between them and holds 10 World Series titles collectively. Along with the 16 players who will officially be inducted tonight, Perfect Game will also induct Guerry Baldwin, the founder and president of East Cobb (Georgia) Baseball, making him the first travel team coach and second non-player inducted into the PG Hall of Fame.

The 16 Perfect Game alums who will be enshrined on Thursday night include: Pete Alonso, Nolan Arenado, Mookie Betts, Kris Bryant, Madison Bumgarner, Gerrit Cole, Carlos Correa, Freddie Freeman, Jason Heyward, Scott Kazmir, DJ LeMahieu, Francisco Lindor, Manny Machado, George Springer, Trevor Story, and BJ (Melvin) Upton.

The Class of ’22 joins 2021’s inaugural class of Perfect Game Hall of Famers that included current and former Major Leaguers Carl Crawford, Prince Fielder, Zack Greinke, Bryce Harper, Brian McCann, Andrew McCutchen, Buster Posey, Mike Trout, Justin Upton and Joey Votto, as well as Perfect Game Founder, Jerry Ford.

For players to be eligible for election into the Perfect Game Hall of Fame, they must presently be - or had previously been on - a Major League Baseball team’s active roster, and they must have attended multiple Perfect Game events as an amateur. Inductees are nominated and elected by a committee comprised of Perfect Game officials and scouts.

On Friday, November 18, the PG Cares Foundation will host its annual Perfect Game Cares Fore the Kids celebrity golf tournament at Rosen Shingle Creek, featuring a who’s-who list of current and former Major Leaguers, baseball insiders and supporters. Among those presently scheduled to attend the Hall of Fame Gala and golf tournament include Johnny Damon, Scott Erickson, Kyle Farnsworth, Flash Gordon, Luis Gonzalez, Elijah Green, Eric Green, Trevor Hoffman (HOF '18), Clint Hurdle, Charles Johnson, Brian Jordan, Ryan Klesko, Brian McCann, Tim Redding, Mark Reynolds, CC Sabathia, Reggie Sanders, Gary Sheffield, Tanyon Sturtze, Michael Tucker, Greg Vaughn, Preston Wilson, Tony Womack and Dmitri Young.

Proceeds from all Hall of Fame related events and activities will benefit the Perfect Game Cares Foundation’s Grow the Game Fund, which helps provide baseball and softball playing opportunities for children in underserved communities across America.

To make a donation to Perfect Game Cares Foundation's Grow the Game fund, visit the PG Cares website.