Mariano Rivera and Edgar Martinez are bound for Cooperstown. Halladay was elected to the Hall of Fame yesterday, becoming the first player to be posthumously elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility since Christy Mathewson in the Hall of Fame's inaugural year.
Tuesday comes just over 14 months since Halladay's tragic passing in a plane crash off the coast of Florida.
"We decided. We talked about it", Halladay's wife, Brandy, said after the news conference, flanked by her sons.
"He has had a long career, albeit in a role I do not value, a role I equate with a PAT kicker in football or a shootout guy in hockey", Ballou wrote. In other words, all 425 members of the Baseball Writer's Association of America who cast votes this year agreed that Mo should become a Hall of Famer this year. He received 76.7 percent, getting seven more votes than the 319 required for election.
Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Mike Mussina speaks during news conference Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in NY.
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Martinez hit.312 with 309 home runs in 18 seasons with Seattle, like Rivera spending his entire career with one organization. David Ortiz is likely to make it three when he becomes eligible in 2022.
With 52.7 percent of the votes made public, Curt Schilling is now tracking at 70.5 percent.
Four new Hall of Famers are headed to Cooperstown, including the first ever unanimous choice. The quartet will be joined by fellow inductees Harold Baines and Lee Smith, who were voted into the Hall of Fame by the "Today's Game Era" Committee on December 9, 2018. A knock on him was that despite his longevity and effectiveness, Mussina had never been a 20-game victor.
Overall in his 16-year career in Major League Baseball with the Phillies and Blue Jays, Halladay compiled a 203-105 record with a 3.38 ERA, 1.178 WHIP, and 3.39 FIP. "Hall of Fame person", Jeter said in a statement.
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens made gains but again fell short in their seventh time on the ballot. "Last year, Clemens was at 57.3 percent and Bonds was at 56.4". Their best chance could come in 2021, when no first-time candidates are odds-on favorites.