On Tuesday former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera became the first ever unanimous hall of fame inductee. He is joined by fellow pitchers Roy Halladay and Mike Mussina. Designated hitter Edgar Martinez rounds out the class of 2019.
The unanimous stigma disappears. Rivera got all 425 votes. In the end, he closed that one too.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January 22, 2019
Rivera is hands down the greatest closer in the history of the game. His 652 saves are a MLB record and he now has the first ever unanimous hall of fame selection to go along with his 13 All-Star selections, 5 World Series rings, an ALCS and World Series MVP.
Not a bad career for a guy who essentially threw one pitch. What a pitch it was.