Why Hasn’t There EVER Been A Unanimous Hall Of Famer?
The Baseball Writers of America have been voting more or less the same way since 1962. And I think, since 1962, there have been players who should have been voted in unanimously.
- Henry Aaron, 97.8%, 9 people did not vote for him. He broke Babe Ruth’s home run record under the most intense racial pressure, and he collected 700 more total bases than any player in the history of the game.
- Stan Musial, 93.2%, 22 people did not vote for him. I really didn’t believe you could find 22 people in AMERICA who did not see Stan Musial as a Hall of Famer.
- Bob Gibson, 84%, 54 people did not vote for him. I’d bet all 54 would be afraid to admit it in public. They SHOULD be afraid to admit it in public.
So there are players who I think absolutely should have been voted in unanimously.
Source: Joe Posnanski, NBC Sports