Mariano Rivera: First Ever Unanimous Baseball Hall of Famer


By Jared Cohen and Jason Sanfilippo

Fun fact: More people have walked on the moon according to NASA then scored against Mariano Rivera in the postseason.


What does that mean? Enter Sandman. Into Cooperstown.


The former New York Yankee and the all time saves leader in Major League Baseball is going into the Hall of Fame the first year he was placed on the ballot.


Rivera also made baseball history by becoming the first player to be unanimously selected into the Hall of Fame. That means that all 425 writers who voted, voted that “Mo” should be a first ballot Hall of Famer. That has never been accomplished by any player in baseball history.


When asked if Rivera deserved to be the first unanimous Hall of Famer, senior Louis D’agati said, “Absolutely. He is a once-in-a-lifetime player that was simply better than everyone he faced”.