Interesting Facts About The Hall of Fame Vote & Who Should Have Been 100% Guys
With Ken Griffey Jr. collecting 437 of 440 votes last night and now holding the highest record for % of votes (99.3%), it stirred up a conversation on Facebook about others either snuck in or ranked much higher than expected.
Let’s start with facts…
- Before Griffey Jr., Tom Seaver had held the top spot for % of votes received at 98.8%
- The top 5 % vote getters of all-time are Griffey Jr., Seaver, Nolan Ryan (98.8%), Cal Ripken (98.5%), and Ty Cobb (98.2%)
- Hank Aaron, ranks 8th all-time with 97.8%
- The most votes ever received came in 2014 as 555 were casted for Greg Maddux (97.2%)
Posted on January 7, 2016, in The Rest: Everything Baseball and tagged cal ripken, Greg Maddux, hank aaron, ken griffey jr, MLB Baseball Hall Of Fame, nolan ryan, tom seaver, ty cobb. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Interesting Facts About The Hall of Fame Vote & Who Should Have Been 100% Guys.