January 22 – the league today released the results of ballwriters’ Association of America’s vote for Hall of fame. Derek Jeter, a former Yankee captain in New York, got 396 votes, just one vote short of the full vote, while Larry walker, a former rookie outfielder in Colorado, got 304, just past the hall of fame threshold in the last year of the hall of fame.
Kit’s turnout rate reached 99.7%, second only to last year’s all – vote teammate Mariano Rivera, it is not known who did not vote for kit. Of all the reporters who announced their votes, kit was on the list; Walker’s number of votes will be 6 higher than the threshold of the hall of fame, more than 20% higher than last year’s; on July 26 this year, the two will join the former cardinal catcher Ted Simmons, who was voted by the Veterans Committee last December, and Marvin Miller, chairman of the players’ Union, in the hall of fame in Cooper town.
“To be honest, I was still nervous when I answered the phone, and it was hard to say when I was elected to the hall of fame,” kit said in an interview Walker’s journey to the hall of fame is a lot more bumpy than his first year of qualification. In 2011, he won only 20.3% of the votes in his first election, and even fell to 10.2% in 2014. However, in the last two years, his vote rate rocketed and he was crowded into the last bus of the hall of fame.