Halladay, Rivera, Edgar, Mussina elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
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Cooperstown is welcoming four new members.

Roy Halladay, Mariano Rivera, Edgar Martinez, and Mike Mussina were elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday after securing the required 75 percent of the 425 votes cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Rivera became the first unanimous inductee in the Hall's history.

"Amazing. ... It was a beautiful, long career," Rivera said on MLB Network.

Player Year Votes Percentage
Mariano Rivera 1st 425 100%
Roy Halladay 1st 363 85.4%
Edgar Martinez 10th 363 85.4%
Mike Mussina 6th 326 76.7%

Halladay, the other first-ballot inductee, died in November 2017 in a single-plane crash. The beloved workhorse pitched 16 seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, throwing two no-hitters and winning a pair of Cy Young Awards.

"If only Roy were here to personally express his gratitude for this honor, what an even more amazing day this would be," Halladay's widow Brandy said in a statement to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki.

"It means so much to me, Braden, and Ryan."

Martinez, who spent his entire career with the Seattle Mariners, goes into the Hall of Fame on his 10th and final time on the ballot. The Puerto Rican is widely considered to be the greatest designated hitter in the game.

Mussina won 270 games over his 18-year career split almost evenly between the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees. He reached Cooperstown in his sixth year of eligibility.

The induction ceremony will take place on Sunday, July 21.

Player Votes Percentage
Curt Schilling 259 60.9%
Roger Clemens 253 59.5%
Barry Bonds 251 59.1%
Larry Walker 232 54.6%
Omar Vizquel 182 42.8%
Fred McGriff 169 39.8%
Manny Ramirez 97 22.8%
Jeff Kent 77 18.1%
Billy Wagner 71 16.7%
Todd Helton 70 16.5%
Scott Rolen 73 17.2%
Gary Sheffield 58 13.6%
Andy Pettitte 42 9.9%
Sammy Sosa 36 8.5%
Andruw Jones 32 7.5%
Michael Young 9 2.1%
Lance Berkman 5 1.2%
Miguel Tejada 5 1.2%
Roy Oswalt 4 0.9%
Placido Polanco 2 0.5%
Halladay, Rivera, Edgar, Mussina elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
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