Tom Seaver & The 1992 Baseball Hall Of Fame Class
No player in major league baseball history has received a higher percentage of votes for Hall of Fame election on their first ballot than Tom Seaver.
Not Hank Aaron. Not Willie Mays. Not Johnny Bench. Not Cal Ripken. And not Rickey Henderson.
In Seaver’s first year of eligibility, he received 425 of 430 votes for election, good for a 98.8% clip.
Seaver was the headliner of the 1992 Baseball Hall of Fame induction class.
His plaque reads:
‘Franchise power pitcher who transformed Mets from loveable losers to formidable foes. Won 311 games over 20 years. Set NL career record for strikeouts by RHP (3,272) and modern record for lowest ERA (2.73). Whiffed 200 or more NL record to times (19 in a single game). NL Rookie Of The Year, 1967 and 3-time Cy Young Awardee. No-Hit Cards in 1978.’