Listen: Baseball, Mariana Rivera, Jackie Robinson discussed on KCBS Radio Afternoon News
"KCBS. I'm Larry Magid on what's apps. Latest effort to limit hoaxes and fake news on its messaging platform. Kevin the rat joins us on the case of ES sports line. Breaking down those baseball hall of fame announcements today. Yeah. History. May with Mariana Rivera the great Yankee closer becoming the first player in big league history to be voted in unanimously into baseball's hall of fame. Joining Rivera in the class of twenty nine thousand nine in case you missed it. The late ROY halladay the pitcher who went sixteen seasons with J's and Phillies two time Cy Young award winner. Got eighty five point four percent of the ballots. The Mariners DHA girl Martinez. Eighteen years with Seattle career three twelve batting average eighty five point four percent in his tenth and final try on the riders ballot. Mike new seena at Stanford. Eighteen years in the big leagues with the Orioles and Yanks he received seventy six point seven percent. You think about this Babe Ruth Willie Mays? Hank guaranteed Williams. All great players in baseball history in. Seventy five years. No man has received every single vote by the baseball writers, Mariano Rivera is that man, amazing amazing. All I have to say thank God for that. It was a beautiful non-career. We'd to me. Best organization there is in baseball. And the Yankees thing with this. It's amazing. We're VERA on the MLB network as usual reacting with humility and class. One thing was that. I was remember is that wearing number forty two representing Mitha. Jackie robinson. Him. I assume there was the first number forty two elected and mean being the last. Player to wear number forty two and being elected to the hall of Famer unanimous is amazing. All I have to say thank God for that. Yeah. He was the last major league player to wear number forty two because baseball retired the number in honor of Jackie Robinson. Barry Bonds Roger Clemens may gains again fell short and they're seven time on the ballot bonds fifty nine point one percent Clements. Fifty nine point five sports at fifteen and forty five and all news one zero six nine AM, seven forty KCBS.."