Earlier this week, former New York Yankee pitcher Mariano Rivera made history by becoming the first unanimous selection into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Next season, former New York Yankee legend Derek Jeter becomes eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Jeter's accolades no doubt will earn him an election, however will Jeter also be a unanimous selection? Below are the highest percentages to gain enshrinement into the museum in Cooperstown.

Player                                 Year           Voters       Votes            % of Votes

Mariano Rivera 2019 425 425 100.00%
Ken Griffey, Jr. 2016 440 437 99.32%
Tom Seaver 1992 430 425 98.84%
Nolan Ryan 1999 497 491 98.79%
Cal Ripken, Jr 2007 545 537 98.53%
Ty Cobb 1936 226 222 98.23%
George Brett 1999 497 488 98.19%
Hank Aaron 1982 415 406 97.83%
Tony Gwynn 2007 545 532 97.61%
Randy Johnson 2015 549 534 97.27%
Greg Maddux 2014 571 555 97.20%
Chipper Jones 2018 422 410 97.16%

I believe when comparing Jeter to other candidates on the 2020 ballot, he deserves to garner all of the possible voters. His statistics, awards, and team success are more impressive than any other candidate. After this year's vote I know believe will also gain all possible votes as well.

 

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