I know. It’s difficult to believe that there were voters who did not put Willie Mays, Honus Wagner, Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson, Ty Cobb, or Babe Ruth on their ballots, but that foolishness doesn’t detract from Mariano’s 100%. Mariano was the best of all time at what he did.

Actually, it is not known whether Lou Gehrig and Roberto Clemente were elected unanimously. They were chosen via special elections, and the results have never been made public.

Also elected this year: Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina and Edgar Martinez.

Interestingly, no true position player was elected this year. The new inductees will be two starters, a closer and a DH.