Mariano Rivera! Hall of Fame! Congrats from TRH!
Longtime New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera on Tuesday became the first player ever to be voted unanimously into the Baseball Hall of Fame, joining former Yankees and Baltimore Orioles ace Mike Mussina, the late Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay and former Seattle Mariners designated hitter Edgar Martinez.
Rivera, who holds the record for most saves all-time and won five World Series championships, made it into Cooperstown on his first try with the vote of all 425 members of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). No one had ever been a unanimous selection to the Hall of Fame before Rivera, who broke Ken Griffey Jr.'s mark of 99.32 percent of the vote from two years ago.