Derek Jeter Does Not Get Unanimous Election Into Hall Of Fame
Derek Jeter did not get a unanimous election into the Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
After one year of eligibility, Jeter was officially selected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. There was no doubt this would happen, obviously.
However, he surprisingly was not an a unanimous selection into Cooperstown.
Jeter received 396 out of 397 potential votes – good for 99.7 percent.
Wow. Derek Jeter is one vote short of being unanimous.
His 99.7 % is still the highest of any position player in history.
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) January 21, 2020
It is unclear who felt he was not worthy of their pick.
The New York Yankees shortstop was a 14-time All Star, five-time World Series champ and sixth in MLB history as far as hits.
With this vote, Mariano Rivera retains his title as the only player to receive 100 percent of the votes.
Joining Jeter in the Hall of Fame is Larry Walker, who spent his career with the Montreal Expos, Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals.