Jeter 1 Vote Shy of Unanimous, Walker Also Elected to Hall
(AP) — Derek Jeter and Larry Walker will be giving speeches in Cooperstown, New York, this summer.
Jeter was a near-unanimous selection for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The former Yankees shortstop and longtime team captain appeared on all-but one of the 397 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Ex-teammate Mariano Rivera is the Hall’s only unanimous first-ballot selection.
Walker will join Jeter on the induction stage after being elected in his 10th year on the ballot. Walker was named on 76.57% of the ballots, just above the required 75%.
Jeter won five World Series while batting .310 with 260 home runs and 1,311 RBIs in a 20-year career spent entirely with the Yankees. Walker spent 17 seasons in the majors, hitting .313 with 383 home runs and 1,311 RBIs for the Expos, Rockies and Cardinals.
Pitcher Curt Schilling was third with 278 votes to fall short of the 75% mark in his eighth ballot appearance.