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Mariano Rivera first player in history to be unanimously elected to Hall of Fame

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MR.jpg.ebec2f8d1f93faf81940313d3868b661.jpgBabe Ruth didn't do it; Ty Cobb didn't do it; Panama's Mariano Rivera did it yesterday. A unanimous election on his first year of eligibility.


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Other than the review of the woman’s bake shop, this is the first post in a while about something or someone Panamanian that isn’t negative or critical.


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The Baseball Hall of Fame in Coopers Town New York was founded in 1936.


Babe Ruth played from 1914 through 1935.


Ty Cobb played from 1905 through 1928.


It would've been impossible for these two players to have made that accomplishment.




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Rivera creates new record  in Hall of Fame election

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The New York Yankees closer, Mariano Rivera, has become the second Panamanian to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame,  and the first player ever to get 100 percent of the votes The “Puerto Caimito Express” joins Rod Carew who entered in 1991.

Rivera, 49, received 100% of the votes of the members of the Baseball Writers Association of America at his first opportunity to be eligible to receive the distinction.

It was not Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron or Cy Young, but Mariano Rivera. the Panamanian closer who made history by receiving 100% of the 425 votes of the journalists something that has never happened in 83 years since the first major league election in 1936.

The records

With five rings of World Series champion, 13 appearances in Star Games and absolute owner of the record in saves with 625, Rivera highlighted the possibility of becoming the last player to enter Cooperstown with the number 42 of the also member of the Hall of Fame Jackie Robinson.

Rivera contributed to the Yankees reaching the postseason in 16 of his 19 seasons in the Major Leagues.

His final numbers in the Major Leagues are summed up in one thousand 115 games and he scores 82 wins, 60 losses and a lifetime clean career percentage of 2.21 in the regular season.

His 952 games in which he took the last out are an all-time record, as are his 42 saves in the postseason.

Another striking piece of information is his clean run percentage of 0.99 in 24 World Series matches.

Also elected were Edgar Martínez (85.4%), Roy Halladay (85.4%) and Mike Mussina (76.7%).

The four will be immortalized in Cooperstown, New York, on July 21, in an act that will also feature the induction of players Harold Baines and Lee Smith, both elected by the Veterans Committee.



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Rivera in Panama for ceremonial pitch

Posted 04/02/2019
Mariano Rivera, the second Panamanian in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, returned to Panama on the weekend to make the honorary first pitch on Monday at the opening of the 61st edition of the Caribbean Series 2019 Copa Airlines

The first game date of the contest, which returns to Panama was after 59 years, was between Estrellas Orientales of the Dominican Republic and the Cangrejeros de Santurce de Puerto Rico.

Rivera was scheduled to return to the mound at 6 pm for the opening pitch in the game between Charros de Jalisco of Mexico and the Cardinals of Lara of Venezuela.

Rivera will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, in Cooperstown, on July 21,

He  made history in January by becoming the first player to be unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame by the US  Association of Baseball Writers

The entire Caribbean series, will take place at the stadium named after Rod Carew, in honor of the first Panama Hall of Famer.

Carew is currently now 73 was elected in 1991.

“He represents us in an ideal way, that we can never forget no matter what I did," Rivera said of Carew,

The owner of five world series winner rings with the New York Yankees is Rivera 49 retired in 2013.

The final of the series will be played on  Sunday, February 10.



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