The voting results are in and baseball’s Hall of Fame class of 2021 is settled. The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday evening that no members all appeared on the necessary 75 percent of ballots to earn induction at Cooperstown.
Although nobody was selected, there will still be an induction ceremony during Hall of Fame Weekend on Sunday, July 25, at 1:30 p.m. at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown. The 2020 class — featuring Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons, and Larry Walker — will be inducted that day after the 2020 ceremony was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The biggest mover was Scott Rolen, who went from 35.3% to 52.9% this year. He was at only 10.9% his first year on the ballot in 2018.
Here are the players that were the closest to election, but all fell still were short. There were 14 blank ballots submitted, which are submitted as protest votes that do count against the total number needed. The threshold this year was 301 votes needed for enshrinement.