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McAdam: Three thoughts on the Baseball Hall of Fame voting

Some quick thoughts on the results of Tuesday's Hall of Fame voting and announcement:

1. The unanimous streak stops at one.

After decades without a player being named on every ballot, there appeared to be a chance for it happening twice in two years. Mariano Rivera made history last year as the first unanimous selection and Derek Jeter was given a reasonable shot at joining his former teammate in the most exclusive of clubs.

It didn't happen, however, as one voter didn't have Jeter on his/her ballots. Jeter was on 396 ballots but not a 397th, leaving him at 99.7 percent of all ballots. That represents the second-highest percentage of anyone in history.

I'll acknowledge up front: I can think of no reason for Jeter to be missing from a ballot. He's sixth all-time in hits, 11th in runs scored and was the captain of a dynasty which won five titles. He's an iconic figure and I couldn't, with great effort, imagine why he was left off by someone.

But as I've noted, I think it's also