On Tuesday night at 6 pm ET, the National Baseball Hall of Fame will reveal if anyone from 2021 nerd will be introduced later this summer. Due to the pandemic, all reputable players will be anchored next to the 2020 inducts (a class highlighted by Derek Jeter).
There are several forms Yankees on the ballot, including Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Gary Sheffield, Bobby Abreu and Andruw Jones. Of that group, Clemens has the closest chance of induction, given that he received 61 percent of the vote in 2021 – almost identical to his controversial legend, Barry Bonds.
Pettitte saw a small jump from 9.9 percent in 2019 to 11.3 percent last year, while Sheffield and Jones saw larger jumps (13.6 percent to 30.5 percent and 7.5 percent to 19.4 percent, respectively). Abreu barely survived his first year on the ballot in 2020, removing the minimum threshold by three votes (5.5 percent).
I have a post tomorrow showing the results of the Pinstripe Alley Hall of Fame staff, but since we had fun reviewing your report cards at the Yankees 2020 last week, we want to hear from you! Voting is easy – just submit your vote on the Google Form linked here at 17 ET on Tuesday. You can vote for a maximum of 10 players, but do not feel obligated to do so if you do not believe that there are 10 that are worthy of being introduced.
When our news story about the 2021 Hall of Fame results goes shortly after 6 p.m., I will include how society in general would have voted.