Six Major League Baseball legends, along with former New York Yankees nearer Mariano Rivera, will most likely be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend.
Rivera and former teammate Mike Mussina be a component of Edgar Martinez, Harold Baines, Lee Smith and the late Roy Halladay as the newest honorees in Cooperstown, N.Y. Voters elected Rivera as the first unanimous alternative in Baseball Hall of Fame historic previous.
“That’s special to me, and I carry [it] with dignity and humbleness that I don’t deserve it,” Rivera said. “I don’t consider myself better than anybody else — I don’t assume that I was better than anybody — but one thing I did, I did my best.”
Rivera had a Major League file 652 saves from 1995 to 2013. He moreover went 8-1 with a 0.70 ERA and recorded 42 saves in 96 postseason video games.
Mussina was a five-time All-Star starting pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles and Yankees from 1991 to 2008. He went 270-153 with a 3.68 ERA and recorded his solely 20-win season as a 39-year-old in 2008.
Mike Mussina came "thisclose" to accomplishing many amazing feats, but the bottom line: He's a HALL OF FAMER. pic.twitter.com/dZob7wSrfK
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) July 20, 2019
Martinez hit .312 with 309 dwelling runs with the Seattle Mariners from 1987 to 2004. Halladay gained two Cy Young Awards and pitched two no-hitters — along with a really perfect sport — for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010.
Halladay pitched to a 203-105 file and 3.38 ERA from 1998 to 2013. He spent his first 12 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays sooner than spending his final 4 years in Philadelphia.
Halladay, Martinez, Mussina, and Rivera have been all elected by voters in January. The Today’s Game Committee chosen Baines and Smith in December.
Rivera and Halladay made the Hall of Fame on their first attempt. Mussina was inducted in his sixth 12 months and Martinez wished 10 years on the ballot. Martinez would have fallen off the ballot if he was not inducted this 12 months.
Halladay and Mussina aren’t going to have logos on their plaques. Baines (White Sox), Martinez (Mariners), Rivera (Yankees) and Smith (Cubs) will, nonetheless.
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) July 20, 2019
Halladay died in a 2017 airplane crash. He is just the sixth participant to be elected by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America after his loss of life.
Longtime baseball writer Jayson Stark, now with The Athletic, will most likely be honored after worthwhile the J.G. Taylor Spink Award. The award acknowledges a sportswriter for “meritorious contributions to baseball writing.”
Former Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees announcer Al Helfer moreover will most likely be inducted into the Hall of Fame after worthwhile the Ford C. Frick Award.