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Sports Derek Jeter, Larry Walker elected to baseball Hall of Fame

12:35  22 january  2020
12:35  22 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Votto, Morneau backing Canada's Walker ahead of Hall of Fame vote reveal

  Votto, Morneau backing Canada's Walker ahead of Hall of Fame vote reveal Joey Votto admittedly didn't pay much attention to fellow Canadian Larry Walker during his 17-year playing career. It wasn't until after the 1997 National League MVP retired that Votto, an MVP winner himself, started to fully appreciate Walker's accomplishments. "Sometimes you don't know how good someone is until you give it a little time and can step back and see how special they are," said Votto, a six-time all-star with the Cincinnati Reds. "Larry is one of those examples."I got to watch old film of him, I got to talk to his peers, I got to know him, and I looked at his career statistically and it completely changed my perspective of him.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame while Larry Walker also earned baseball 's The longtime New York Yankees captain appeared on 396 of 397 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, falling just shy of the

Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame while Larry Walker also earned baseball 's highest honor on Tuesday. (Jan.

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NEW YORK — Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame while Larry Walker also earned baseball's highest honour on Tuesday.

The longtime New York Yankees captain appeared on 396 of 397 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, falling just shy of the standard set when longtime Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera became the first unanimous selection last year. Jeter's 99.7% moved above Ken Griffey Jr. (99.3%) for the second-highest.

“I was speechless when I got the call,” Jeter said. “Quite frankly, I was pretty nervous, and when I got it I really didn't know what to say.”

When it comes to unanimous Hall picks, Jeter could be No. 2.

  When it comes to unanimous Hall picks, Jeter could be No. 2. NEW YORK — When it comes to unanimous picks for baseball's Hall of Fame, Derek Jeter quite appropriately has the chance to be No. 2. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera became the first player to appear on every ballot when he swept 425 votes in last year's election. Ken Griffey Jr. was three votes short perfection in 2016, breaking the mark of five shy that had been held since 1992 by Tom Seaver. Bill Madden, the longtime New York Daily News baseball writer, said attitudes had changed and Rivera's performance could lead to more 100% results from the Baseball Writers' Association of America, whose 2020 votes are announced Tuesday.

Shi Davidi and Jeff Blair join Tim and Sid to discuss the breaking news that Canadian Larry Walker and Derek Jeter have been elected to the Baseball Hall Of

The National Baseball Hall of Fame has two new members. Tuesday night, Yankees legend Derek Jeter and five-tool threat Larry Walker were announced as the

It was not immediately known which voter didn't choose Jeter, who was listed on all 219 ballots made public before the announcement. The BBWAA will release additional ballots on Feb. 4 of writers who chose a public listing.

“I don't like to jinx anything,” Jeter said. “No one assumes they're going to go to the Hall of Fame.”

Walker appeared on 304 ballots, six above the 75% needed, up from 54.6% last year. He was making his 10th and final appearance on the BBWAA ballot and tweeted earlier in the day “I believe I’m going to come up a little short today.”

Pitcher Curt Schilling was third with 278 votes (70%) in his eighth ballot appearance, an increase from 60.9% but still 20 votes shy. The steroids-tainted pair of Roger Clemens (61%) and Barry Bonds (60.7%) both showed slight increases. Bonds rose from 59.1% last year and Clemens from 59.5%.

Canadian baseball star Walker believes he'll come up shot in Hall of Fame vote

  Canadian baseball star Walker believes he'll come up shot in Hall of Fame vote Former Colorado Rockies and Montreal Expos star slugger Larry Walker says he doesn't expect to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday night. The native of Maple Ridge, B.C., is in his 10th and final year on the Hall of Fame ballot and needs to appear on 75 per cent of ballots to get in. While it is expected to be a close vote for Walker, he expressed doubt on Twitter that he will be enshrined in Cooperstown. "Although I believe I'mThe native of Maple Ridge, B.C., is in his 10th and final year on the Hall of Fame ballot and needs to appear on 75 per cent of ballots to get in. While it is expected to be a close vote for Walker, he expressed doubt on Twitter that he will be enshrined in Cooperstown.

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame while Larry Walker also earned baseball ’s highest honor Walker became the second Canadian-born player elected to the Hall after Ferguson Jenkins in 1991. Ballot holdovers could benefit next year

NEW YORK — Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame while Larry Walker also earned baseball ’s highest honor on Walker became the second Canadian-born player elected to the Hall after Ferguson Jenkins in 1991. Ballot holdovers could benefit next year

Jeter and Walker will be inducted on July 26 at the Hall in Cooperstown along with catcher Ted Simmons and former players’ association head Marvin Miller, who were voted in last month by the Hall’s Modern Era Committee.

A five-time World Series champion, Jeter became a face of baseball as he starred in the nation's largest media market from 1995-2014. He was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1996 as the Yankees won the World Series for the first time since 1978, then led New York to three straight titles from 1998-2000, the only team to accomplish the feat since the 1972-74 Oakland Athletics. The rebuilt Yankees added their 27th title in 2009.

Jeter defined himself by moments more than numbers: his unexpected backhand flip from foul territory to throw out Oakland's Jeremy Giambi in the 2001 AL Division Series; his Mr. November home run in the 10th inning that won Game 4 of the 2001 World Series; his face-first leap into the stands after catching a 12th-inning popup by Boston's Trot Nixon in 2004; a home run into the left-field bleachers for his 3,000th hit as part of a career-best 5-for-5 game in 2011; a ninth-inning walkoff single in his final home game in 2014; a single in his last at-bat three days later that lifted his career average to .310.

Opinion: Who is rogue Hall of Fame voter? Derek Jeter doesn't care, so neither should we

  Opinion: Who is rogue Hall of Fame voter? Derek Jeter doesn't care, so neither should we Ex-New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter focused on "all the votes I got. Do you know how hard it is to get that many people to agree on anything?"Who left Derek Jeter off their Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, making sure he didn’t join New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera as baseball’s only unanimous electees?

Derek Jeter and Larry Walker were voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame 2020 class on Tuesday. Jeter , 45, played all 20 of his Major League Baseball years with the Yankees and helped the team secure five championships. Larry Walker won a National League MVP award

Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame while Larry Walker also earned baseball 's highest honor on The longtime New York Yankees captain appeared on 396 of 397 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, falling just shy of the standard set

Drafted sixth overall in 1992 after he was spotted by Yankees scout Dick Grouch as a high school junior a year earlier, Jeter was bypassed by Houston (Phil Nevin), Cleveland (Paul Shuey), Montreal (B.J. Wallace), Baltimore (Jeffrey Hammonds) and Cincinnati (Chad Mottola). He debuted for the Yankees on May 29, 1995, and was installed at shortstop the folliowing spring training by new manager Joe Torre.

Jeter became a 14-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner despite defensive metrics that were maligned. He was appointed captain by owner George Steinbrenner in June 2003, filling a position that had been open since Don Mattingly's retirement after the 1995 season. He finished with 3,465 hits, 260 homers, 358 stolen bases and 1,311 RBIs, earning $266 million from the Yankees.

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He was the ninth player elected to the Hall after playing exclusively for the Yankees, joining Lou Gehrig (1939), Bill Dickey (1954), Joe DiMaggio (1955), Earle Combs (1970), Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle (1974), Phil Rizzuto (1994) and Rivera.

Jeter used some of his savings to join the group purchasing the Miami Marlins in September 2017, becoming CEO. Jettisoning veterans and going with low-priced youth in a way the Yankees never did, Jeter endured a pair of last-place finishes and the lowest home attendance in the major leagues.

Stu Cowan: Friends Cam Neely and Larry Walker now both Hall of Famers

  Stu Cowan: Friends Cam Neely and Larry Walker now both Hall of Famers Cam Neely laughed when he saw Larry Walker wearing a NASCAR-style SpongeBob SquarePants shirt during an MLB Network interview Tuesday night, shortly after the former Expos outfielder learned he had been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. “That’s Larry,” Neely said during a phone interview Wednesday afternoon about Walker’s shirt, which included the words “Ain’t No Ordinary Sponge” on the front and “Keep It Real!” on the back. Neely and Walker grew up together in Maple Ridge, B.C., and are now both Hall of Famers.

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame while Larry Walker also earned baseball 's highest honor on Tuesday. Walker became the second Canadian-born player elected to the Hall after Ferguson Jenkins in 1991.

Shortstop Derek Jeter and outfielder Larry Walker were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Jeter 's induction has long been considered a foregone conclusion since the Yankees' captain retired after the 2014 seasons. It was his first year of Hall eligibility.

Walker hit .313 with .383 homers, 1,311 RBIs and 230 stolen bases for Montreal (1989-94), Colorado (1995-2004) and St. Louis (2004-05), a five-time All-Star and seven-time Gold Glove winner. He led the major leagues in batting average in 1998, 1999 and 2001.

Evaluating his offensive performance gave some baseball writers difficulty because he spent 9 1/2 seasons hitting at home in the thin air of Denver's Coors Field. Walker batted .381 with an 1.172 OPS and 154 home runs in 597 games at Coors and .282 with 229 homers and an .873 OPS in 1,391 games elsewhere, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

He received just 20.3% in his first ballot appearance in 2011 and dropped as low as 10.2% in 2014. He rose to 21.9% in 2017 before jumping to 34.1% in 2018.

Walker became the second Canadian-born player elected to the Hall after Ferguson Jenkins in 1991.

“Being Canadian, you're born into this world with a stick in your hand and skates on your feet,” Walker said. “So that's how I was as a kid. You played hockey and that's all that really mattered. When hockey didn't quite go the way I wanted, baseball more or less found me.”

Ballot holdovers could benefit next year, when the most prominent players eligible for the first time are Torii Hunter and Mark Buehrle. The 2022 ballot will include David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez, who served a season-long suspension in 2014 for violations of the drug program and baseball's collective bargaining agreement.

Slick-fielding shortstop Omar Vizquel could be a riser after getting 52.6% in his third year on the ballot. The 11-time Gold Glove winner with 2,877 hits has seven more years to earn 75%. Other potential movers include third baseman Scott Rolen (35.5%), reliever Billy Wagner (31.7%) and slugger Gary Sheffield (30.5%).

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Hall of Fame voter who snubbed Jeter keeps ballot private .
NEW YORK — The lone baseball writer who did not vote for Derek Jeter for the Hall of Fame chose to keep his or her ballot private. The Baseball Writers' Association of America released the ballots of 315 Hall voters on Tuesday, and all public ballots included the longtime New York Yankees captain. Jeter was on 396 of 397 ballots in voting announced Jan. 21, elected along with slugger Larry Walker. They will be inducted into the Hall at Cooperstown on July 26 along with catcher Ted Simmons and late players' association head Marvin Miller, who were elected by the modern era committee in November.

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