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Monday May 20th 2024


Derek Jeter Will Not Be First Unanimous MLB Hall of Fame Inductee

afternoon, I read an article by Sam Borden from Sports Illustrated where he discusses the chance of Derek Jeter becoming the first ever unanimous Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.

Ignoring some of the statistical and factual errors in the article (Jeter has five championships, not four and Barry Larkin has not been inducted into the Hall of Fame yet), I understand what Mr. Borden was trying to get across.

Yes, Derek Jeter is the kind of player that appeals to everyone, and out of all the players on recent ballots, seems to have the best chance of being the first ever unanimous Hall of Fame inductee (Tom Seaver has the record of 98.84 percent, and Cal Ripken Jr. has the record for a position player of 98.53 percent).

There are several factors ...

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