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Rivera first unanimous Hall of Fame selection


Mariano Rivera set one more record Tuesday night, five years after his retirement, and it might have been his most impressive.

The former Yankees closer became the first player unanimously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Rivera was named on 425 ballots cast by 10-year members of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

The closest any player ever came to a unanimous selection was Ken Griffey Jr. He was named on 99.2 percent (437 of 440) of the ballots in 2016.

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