Guerrero's Hall choice caps his career as Angel

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Guerrero made the announcement in New York, where he joined Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones and Jim Thome at a news conference for the players elected Wednesday. The four players will join Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, each selected last month by a veterans' committee, in the July 29 induction ceremony.

Moreno and his wife, Carole, attended Thursday's news conference.

"Having Arte and Carole here meant the world to me," Guerrero said, "especially because it was about supporting me as a person, supporting my family, and showing the same love -- especially to my mom -- that he showed us in Anaheim.

"I thank God that I signed late that offseason and landed with Mike Scioscia and a tremendous group of winners."

Said Moreno in a statement: "This is such a proud and special day for Vladimir Guerrero, his family, his countrymen in the Dominican Republic and of course all Angels fans. His election into the Hall of Fame is so meaningful and impactful for so many.

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"We are proud and privileged that he becomes the first player enshrined in Cooperstown wearing the Angels logo. He represented four quality organizations during his playing career and his induction is special for each."

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