2019 Baseball Hall of Fame

Mariano Rivera became the first unanimous selection for baseball's Hall of Fame. Elsa/Getty Images

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera became the first unanimous selection for baseball's Hall of Fame. Mariners slugger Edgar Martinez cased in on his last year on the main ballot. Starting pitchers Roy Halladay and Mike Mussina both got into the Hall.

Key dates

July 21, 2019 -- Cooperstown induction ceremony

2019 Hall of Fame Class Announced

Rivera, Martinez, Halladay and Mussina joining Hall of Fame
Doolittle: Hall of Fame voting winners and losers (ESPN+)
Olney: Rivera personified grace. Inside lurked a monster competitor
Passan: Why Bonds and Clemens aren't getting into the Hall of Fame
Schoenfield: Edgar's Hall of Fame moment is Seattle's Hall of Fame moment
Kurkjian: Hall tales -- Doc's drive, Edgar's lazy eye, Moose's measuring tape
Miller: Why a unanimous Hall of Famer is great for baseball
2019 Hall of Fame Class by the numbers
2019 Hall of Fame ballot: Who did our voters pick?

Ranking the Hall of Famers

Doolittle: Ranking every current Hall of Famer by tiers (ESPN+)

Analyzing the Top Class of 2019 Candidates

Olney: How social media is negatively impacting Hall of Fame voting (ESPN+)
Doolittle: Rivera, Smith and what makes a Hall of Fame closer (ESPN+)
Law: My first Hall of Fame ballot (ESPN+)
Kahrl: Five key stats for hitters on ballot
Schoenfield: Breaking down 20 new names on ballot
Jaffe: How defense helps (or hurts) players on HOF ballot (ESPN+)
Hall of Fame trivia: How well do you know this year's candidates?

Baines, Smith selected by Today's Game Era committee


Smith and Baines honored to be voted into HOF

Lee Smith and Harold Baines speak with Tim Kurkjian and Eduardo Perez about the HOF and how honored they are to represent the closer and DH positions.

Schoenfield: Examining surprising calls for Baines, Smith
Doolittle: One lesson from Baines' call for Harper, Machado (ESPN+)