The MLB Hall of Fame Class of 2021 will be announced in January. 26. But the big question is whether anyone comes in. Curt Schilling, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds are all in their ninth year on the ballot and each received over 60 percent of the vote last year, but will any of them reach 75 percent? Schilling was closest last year and received 70 percent of the vote, while Clemens (61 percent) and bonds (60.7 percent) were in excess of 60 percent.
In addition to these three, returning players such as Scott Rolen, Todd Helton, Billy Wagner, Gary Sheffield and Omar Vizquel will look to get closer to a place in Cooperstown.
What about newcomers to the 2021 ballot paper? No first-time players will be introduced, but it will be interesting to see if any of them get enough support to create momentum for the coming years.
Any new inductees will join Derek Jeter and Larry Walker on this summer’s anchorage since the 2020 class was not introduced during July due to COVID-19.
2020 Hall of Fame
• Complete coverage of the 2020 Hall of Fame class
• Jeter, Walker elected to the Hall of Fame
•Doolittle: Where Jeter really is among the biggest card stops
• Schoenfield: Winners and losers of 2020 announcement of Hall of Fame
• 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame: Who Elected Our Voters?
• Schoenfield: Predict the election of the Hall of Fame through the 2020s
•Doolittle: Ranking of all baseball Hall of Famer
• Marvin Miller and Ted Simmons elected to the Hall of Fame
•Doolittle: Miller and Simmons are finally falling apart
Hall of Fame 2019
• Complete coverage of the 2019 Hall of Fame class
• What makes every member of the 2019 HOF class a Hall of Famer
• A-Rod: Mo was not afraid to chew ‘someone who needed it – like me’
• Passan: Why bonds and clamps do not enter the Hall of Fame