Should Mariano Rivera Be The First Unanimous Hall Of Famer?
Tonight at 6:00 pm on the MLB Network, the 2019 National Baseball Hall of Fame class will officially be announced. An almost certainty to be included into this year's class is former New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera. Rivera's impressive career resume has placed him in the conversation as the greatest postseason pitcher in the history of the game. Despite his legendary career, Rivera may not receive all votes from Hall of Fame voters. No baseball player in history has been a unanimous inductee into the Hall of Fame. The highest percentage of votes received was in 2016 when Ken Griffey Jr. appeared on 99.32% of the ballot.
According to Baseball Hall of Fame Tracker account (@NotMrTibbs), Rivera has received 100% of support. Below is a link to the account's tracking results so far.
Some Hall of Fame voters have already said they will not vote for Rivera. One voter explained his reasoning for leaving Rivera off his ballot in December.
Should Mariano Rivera be a unanimous inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Let us know below.