The 'Hall in the family' quiz


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The ballots are in, the results have been announced and congratulations are in order for the four newest members of the Baseball Hall of Fame: Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman. 

Jones and Thome made it on their first year on the ballot, Guerrero got in on his second, while the third time was the charm for Hoffman. It is also just the fifth time in history that the Baseball Writers Association of America has elected four or more players in a single class. Add in Alan Trammell and Jack Morris, who were voted in by the Veterans' Committee last month, and we're looking at one of the most talented classes of new inductees to come along in some time. 

But as with any Hall of Fame election, the intrigue lies with who didn't make the cut. Edgar Martinez, whose candidacy has been a big storyline throughout the process, fell just short of the 75 percent of the vote needed for induction. Martinez has just one year left on the ballot, but the good news for the former Mariners DH is that he looks to be in good shape to finally make it in in 2019. A 2019 election would be fitting for the Seattle legend, as he would be inducted alongside Mariano Rivera, who is a lock to make it in in his first year on the ballot. Rivera, objectively the greatest closer of all time, has famously opined about how Martinez was by far the toughest batter he ever faced in his career:

I couldn’t get him out. It didn’t matter how I threw the ball. I couldn’t get him out. Oh, my god, he had more than my number. He had my breakfast, lunch and dinner. He got everything from me.

The news was less promising for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, who continue to be made examples of by the voters. Both have just four seasons left to get over the 75 percent threshold or else end up on the dubious list of baseball greats who were left on the outside looking in when it came to the Hall of Fame. 

Which brings us to today's quiz of the day. Not only did Chipper Jones make it in on his first try, he also appeared on more than 90 percent of ballots, a rare feat in and of itself. In fact, Jones' 97.2 percent is the 10th highest all time. Vlad Guerrero also got more than 90 percent of the vote, coming in at 92.9 percent in his second go 'round. As of 2018, just 35 MLB players have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame with 90 percent of more of the vote from the Baseball Writers Association of America. With that in mind, how many can you name in six minutes? 

Good luck!

CLUE: VOTE % / PRIMARY POSITION / YEAR ELECTED 

QUIZ: Name every player to get elected to Cooperstown with 90% or more of the BBWAA vote

Score:
0/35
Time:
6:00
99.32 / CF / 2016
Ken Griffey Jr.
98.84 / SP / 1992
Tom Seaver
98.79 / SP / 1999
Nolan Ryan
98.53 / SS / 2007
Cal Ripken Jr.
98.23 / CF / 1936
Ty Cobb
98.19 / 3B / 1999
George Brett
97.83 / RF / 1982
Hank Aaron
97.61 / RF / 2007
Tony Gwynn
97.27 / SP / 2015
Randy Johnson
97.2 / 3B / 2018
Chipper Jones
97.19 / SP / 2014
Greg Maddux
96.52 / 3B / 1995
Mike Schmidt
96.42 / C / 1989
Johnny Bench
95.82 / SP / 1994
Steve Carlton
95.13 / RF / 1936
Babe Ruth
95.13 / SS / 1936
Honus Wagner
94.81 / LF / 2009
Rickey Henderson
94.68 / CF / 1979
Willie Mays
94.63 / LF / 1989
Carl Yastrzemski
94.0 / SS / 1964
Luke Appling
93.75 / SP / 1962
Bob Feller
93.62 / RF / 1993
Reggie Jackson
93.38 / LF / 1966
Ted Williams
93.24 / LF / 1969
Stan Musial
92.9 / RF / 2018
Vladimir Guerrero
92.69 / RF / 1973
Roberto Clemente
92.57 / SP / 1990
Jim Palmer
91.98 / 3B / 1983
Brooks Robinson
91.94 / SP / 2014
Tom Glavine
91.86 / 3B / 2005
Wade Boggs
91.74 / SS / 2002
Ozzie Smith
91.07 / SP / 2015
Pedro Martinez
90.71 / SP / 1936
Christy Mathewson
90.52 / 1B / 1991
Rod Carew
90.0 / 2B / 2011
Roberto Alomar
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