By becoming the first unanimous Hall of Fame selection in history on Tuesday night, legendary Yankees closer Mariano Rivera eclipsed some of the best players to ever play the game.
Before Rivera reached the perfect voting percentage most deemed unattainable, the players with the four highest vote totals were:
Ken Griffey Jr. (99.32 percent in 2016)
Tom Seaver (98.84 percent in 1992)
Nolan Ryan (98.79 percent in 1999)
Cal Ripken Jr. (98.53 percent in 2007)
While it's a bit crazy to think about, Babe Ruth -- like every other Hall-of-Famer before Rivera -- of course also fell short of 100 percent. And that was during the inaugural Hall of Fame class in 1936.
Here's how Ruth and other Yankees legends fared when elected:
Babe Ruth (95.13 percent in 1936)
Lou Gehrig (Percentage not disclosed from special election in 1939 after Gehrig was diagnosed with ALS)
Joe DiMaggio (88.84 percent in 1955)
Mickey Mantle (88.22 percent in 1974)
Whitey Ford (77.81 percent in 1974)
Yogi Berra (85.61 percent in 1972)