Mariano Rivera Acclaimed As Baseball's Greatest - First Ever Unanimous Selection To Hall Of Fame
Morning Joe, a show which is almost entirely devoted to politics and news, led with this story this morning, indicating this is a big deal.
For the first time in baseball history a player has been elected to the Hall Of Fame by getting approval from every single one of the 400 + people who vote for the Baseball Hall Of Fame.
I am not a New York Yankees fan, I am the opposite of a New York Yankees fan, but we have have to stand back in admiration of such an unprecedented acclamation of greatness.
Earned run average: 2.21
Win–loss record: 82–60
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Mariano Rivera is a Panamanian-American former professional baseball pitcher who played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, from 1995 to 2013. Nicknamed "Mo" and "Sandman", Rivera spent most of his career as a relief pitcher and served as the Yankees' closer for 17 seasons. A thirteen-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion, he is MLB's career leader in saves and games finished. Rivera won five American League Rolaids Relief Man Awards and thr