ST. LOUIS -- The Arizona Fall League announced on Sunday that it will induct Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday into its Hall of Fame during a ceremony in November. Joining Holliday in the 2014 induction class is Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford.
With the addition of the two All-Star outfielders, the AFL Hall of Fame will grow to include 36 members. It opened in 2001 to recognize former AFL players and managers who have gone on to have standout Major League careers. Roland Hemond, a longtime Major league executive, serves as chairman of the selection committee.
Holliday was a two-time participant in the AFL for the Mesa Solar Sox in 2002-03, when he was climbing through the Rockies' Minor League system. Holliday hit .316 with four homers, 21 RBIs and 10 stolen bases in 35 AFL games.
He made his Major League debut in 2004, and he has since won four Silver Slugger Awards and been named to six All-Star teams.
Holliday drove in the 1,000th run of his 11-year career earlier this season, and he recently became the 18th active player to tally 400 doubles and 1,000 runs scored. Entering the season, Holliday led all big league left fielders in hits, runs, doubles and RBIs. He has hit .300 or higher in eight different seasons, and he has at least 25 doubles every year but one.
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