Diamond: Nobody could hit Mariano Rivera like Edgar Martinez; now they enter Hall together

From Jared Diamond at the Wall Street Journal on January 22, 2019:

Mariano Rivera made a lot of very good baseball players look very bad for a very long time. A total of 993 different hitters recorded at least one at-bat against Rivera during his 19-year major-league career with the New York Yankees. Close to two-thirds of them posted a batting average of .200 or worse against him, with nearly half failing to record a single hit off Rivera and his magical cut fastball.

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Originally published: January 23, 2019. Last Updated: January 23, 2019.