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Jeter elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, one vote shy of unanimous decision

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COOPERSTOWN (WBNG) -- New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter will be entering the Baseball Hall of Fame, receiving 99.7% of the vote. Larry Walker was also selected to the 2020 class.

Jeter fell one vote shy of being the second unanimous decision into the Hall with 396 of 397 possible votes, after his former teammate Mariano Rivera was selected unanimously in 2019.

The Captain led the Yankees to five World Series titles, was a 14-time all-star, and is sixth on MLB's all-time hits list.

Larry Walker made it into the Hall in his final year on the ballot. Walker spent his 17-year career with the Expos, Rockies and Cardinals. Walker was the 1997 National League MVP, a five-time all-star and won three batting titles.

This is the first two-person class since 2016. The 2020 induction ceremony will take place on July 26 in Cooperstown, NY.

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