Yankees closer Mariano Rivera makes history as unanimous hall of fame pick

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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera makes history as unanimous hall of fame pick

Doc, Edgar, Mussina also in
New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera has become baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected along with Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina. Rivera received all 425 votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Pitcher Roy Halladay, an ace with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, got 85.4 percent and will be the first posthumous inductee since Deacon White in 2013 and Ron Santo in 2012. Halladay died in November 2017 at 40 years old when an airplane he was flying crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.
Seattle Mariners’ Edgar Martinez makes the final swing of his career. Martinez finished with a .312 career average in 18 seasons, all with Seattle. Martinez was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
New York Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina was a steady right-hander for the Yankees and Baltimore Orioles who went 270-153 with 2,813 strikeouts over 18 seasons. He received 76.7 percent, getting seven more votes than the 319 required for election.

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera makes history as unanimous hall of fame pick

New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera has become baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected along with Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina. Rivera received all 425 votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Pitcher Roy Halladay, an ace with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, got 85.4 percent and will be the first posthumous inductee since Deacon White in 2013 and Ron Santo in 2012. Halladay died in November 2017 at 40 years old when an airplane he was flying crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.
Seattle Mariners’ Edgar Martinez makes the final swing of his career. Martinez finished with a .312 career average in 18 seasons, all with Seattle. Martinez was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
New York Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina was a steady right-hander for the Yankees and Baltimore Orioles who went 270-153 with 2,813 strikeouts over 18 seasons. He received 76.7 percent, getting seven more votes than the 319 required for election.
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