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Enter Sandman, Unanimously: Rivera Elected to the Hall of Fame

Three cheers to Mariano Rivera who becomes the first person to be unanimously elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

I was among those who were fortunate enough to attend several games at Yankee Stadium to see this consummate relief pitcher save just a few of his all-time record 652 career saves. Mo would come in from the bullpen, day-in and day-out, to the sounds of "Enter Sandman" by Metallica and was perhaps the Most Valuable member of the New York Yankees' "Core Four", indispensable to the five World Series Championships won by that team from 1996 through 2009. This thirteen-time All-Star was pure class, poised in his ability to shut down the opposition with a killer cutter (or "cut fastball").

It is amazing that of all the greats who have entered Cooperstown, Rivera is the only baseball player to have been elected to the Hall of Fame unanimously. An honor so well deserved. Bravo to the last man to wear the 42 jersey (now forever retired in honor of the great Jackie Robinson).