Derek Jeter Receives Lone Vote In Controversial 2020 Hall Of Fame Ballot


Earlier this year, Mariano Rivera became the first unanimous Hall of Famer in Major League Baseball history. After decades in which voters operated with a ridiculous unwritten rule in which no player would receive 100-percent of the vote. There’s some speculation that his former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter could receive the same treatment, and there is at least some indication that he could be on that trajectory.

Jeter’s numbers aren’t nearly as undeniable as Rivera, who is pretty indisputably the greatest player ever at his position. Still, given his stature within the Yankees dynasty in the 1990s and as one of the best modern MLB shortstops, he’s a pretty obviously Hall of Famer.

He’s not the only one on this year’s ballot though. The steroid era complicates things, but superstars like Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Manny Ramirez, and Sammy Sosa remain out of the Hall of Fame, almost entirely due to their…

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