By Adam Roberts – 1/27/2021
No players are heading to the National Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the 2021 class.
All 25 players up for election fell short of the required 75-percent of the vote needed to make it to Cooperstown. It marks the first time since 2013 that no player was selected and just the ninth time ever. Curt Schilling was the highest vote-getter after receiving 71.1-percent of the vote. Barry Bonds was next at 61.8-percent followed by Roger Clemens at 61.6-percent. Schilling as requested to be removed from the 2022 ballot, but it looks like the Baseball Writers of America will try to keep that from happening.
The 2020 class of Derek Jeter, Larry Walker, and Ted Simmons will be inducted into Cooperstown July 25th after last year’s ceremony was wiped out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.