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MLB Hall of Fame has 4 new members

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Mariano Riviera #42

Mariano Rivera (100% of the votes!)

Did you know that Rivera was a starter when his career began?? Yep, the dude who had 652 career saves (most ever) and 1,173 Ks over 1,283.2 innings, started 10 games in 1995 during his rookie campaign (and more in the minor leagues). Rivera was a 13x All Star, WS MVP, ALCS MVP, AS MVP, and ammased 56.2 career WAR

Fun fact: Rivera gave up 5 runs and 8 hits in his first big league start against the Angels.

Roy Halladay (85.45)%

Halladay tragically passed away in 2017 so wasn’t able to see himself enter the HOF, but I’m sure he knew it was going to happen. Halladay had a career 3.38 ERA and 1.178 WHIP over 16 seasons. Halladay was a 7-time All Star and 2-time Cy Young winner. He finished in the top 5 for Cy Young voting seven times, including a streak of 6 years in a row from 2005-2011.

Fun fact: Halladay was almost traded to the Angels in 2009 at the trade deadline.

Edgar Martinez (85.4%)

Martinez was a fantastic hitter with 5 silver slugger awards, 7 All Star nods, and a career .312 AVG. Rare these days, Martinez like Rivera spent his entire career with one team. He finally made it to the Hall in his 10th and last year on the ballot.

Fun fact: Martinez charged the mound (and was ejected) after Angels pitcher Lou Pote hit him with a pitch back on October 2nd, 2001.

Mike Mussina (76.1%)

Mussina’s 18 year career spanned the Orioles and Yankees. He put up a career 83 WAR, 3.68 ERA, and 1.192 WHIP. Mussina was a 5-time All Star and his 2,813 career strikeouts put him at 20th on the all time list.

Fun Fact: Mussina was the losing pitcher in game 5 of the ALDS against the Angels in 2005. It was the shortest post season appearance of his career (23 games)

Full Hall of Fame Vote can be found here.