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Tue Jan 21, 2020, 09:47 PM

Derek Jeter, Larry Walker elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Source: MSN

NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame while Larry Walker also earned baseball's highest honor on Tuesday.

The longtime New York Yankees captain appeared on 396 of 397 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, falling just shy of the standard set when longtime Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera became the first unanimous selection last year. Jeter's 99.7% moved above Ken Griffey Jr. (99.3%) for the second-highest.

"I was speechless when I got the call," Jeter said. "Quite frankly, I was pretty nervous, and when I got it I really didn't know what to say."

It was not immediately known which voter didn't choose Jeter, who was listed on all 219 ballots made public before the announcement. The BBWAA will release additional ballots on Feb. 4 of writers who chose a public listing.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/derek-jeter-larry-walker-elected-to-baseball-hall-of-fame/ar-BBZc0lB



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Polybius Jan 21 OP
jmowreader Jan 22 #1
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jcmaine72 Jan 22 #3
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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:51 AM

1. I don't believe there will be another unanimous choice until 2025

The next - and possibly last in our lives - unanimous HOF selectee will be Ichiro.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 03:51 AM

2. Yeah, Ichiro was pretty good!

Congrats to Jete, anyway.
He was far from perfect, but man, could he play!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 08:07 AM

3. I feel very, very old.

I can still close my eyes and see a very skinny, impossibly young looking Derek Jeter rounding the bases on opening day in 1996 at Jacob's Field in Cleveland after hitting his first career homer.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 06:22 PM

4. Is it bad that I don't know who Larry Walker is?

I used to go to Reds games all the time, right up till 1991 when I left Cincy. Since then, declining interest.

Probably living in Mariners Country has something to do with it...

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