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Vlad Guerrero tours Baseball HOF, "so glad" he made it

Fresh from swinging some heavy lumber in the basement of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Vladimir Guerrero took a quick peek at where his likeness will hang in three months.

Talk about a sense of pride.

"I feel happy and my people feel happy," the 43-year-old native of the Dominican Republic said Thursday in the Plaque Gallery after a whirlwind tour of baseball's mecca. "I'm the first one from my town, obviously, but I'm also the first Dominican hitter in the Hall of Fame."

Guerrero, a nine-time All-Star outfielder, was elected in January on his second try. He will be inducted July 29 with first-ballot sluggers Jim Thome and Chipper Jones, relief...

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