SEVERE WX : Lake Effect Snow Warning - Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

Baseball Hall of Fame announces 2021 ballot with balanced mix of newcomers and returning candidates

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown revealed its 2021 ballot with 25 candidates up for election including 11 newcomers and 14 returners.

Posted: Nov 16, 2020 8:30 PM

COOPERSTOWN. N.Y. - The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown announced its ballot for the class of 2021, Monday, with 25 former players up for election into baseball immortality.

Among the names on the ballot, there are 11 newcomers and 14 returning players who received enough votes in 2020 to remain eligible for election on this year's ballot.

Making their debut on the ballot are pitchers Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, Mark Buehrle, A.J. Burnett, Dan Haren and LaTroy Hawkins, infielder Aramis Ramirez, outfielders Torii Hunter, Nick Swisher and Shane Victorino, and utility player Michael Cuddyer.

Those players will join top returners in pitchers Curt Schilling (70%), Roger Clemens (61%), outfielder Barry Bonds (60.7%) and shortstop Omar Vizquel (52.6%), all of whom received more than 50% of ballot votes in 2020 and are considered frontrunners for election in 2021.

Also returning to the ballot in 2021 are pitchers Andy Pettitte and Billy Wagner, first baseman Todd Helton, second baseman Jeff Kent, third baseman Scott Rolen and outfielders Bobby Abreu, Andruw Jones, Manny Ramírez, Gary Sheffield and Sammy Sosa.

Players must receive at least 75% of ballot votes in order to be elected into the Hall of Fame. Players not elected must receive at least 5% of the vote to remain on the ballot the following year, for up to ten years.

There are over 400 voting members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America who will return their filled-in ballots by a Dec. 31 postmark.

The results of the vote will be announced by Hall of Fame President Tim Mead on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 at 6 p.m. live on MLB Network.

Those elected to the Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2021 will be enshrined on July 25, 2021 in Cooperstown along with Derek Jeter, Larry Walker and the class of 2020 after the postponement of the induction ceremony this past summer.

For more information on the ballot and Hall of Fame weekend, visit baseballhall.org.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1279811

Reported Deaths: 41587
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens1600187889
Kings1568738092
Suffolk1298042624
Nassau1160652581
Bronx1069555302
Westchester857231819
New York765463456
Erie524731390
Richmond455161388
Monroe44631780
Rockland32137817
Orange29078656
Onondaga27948535
Oneida16976352
Dutchess16963322
Albany16521260
Niagara12229248
Broome11255260
Saratoga937583
Schenectady8770128
Ulster7822196
Rensselaer6965106
Putnam657675
Chautauqua566064
Chemung5643108
Oswego496169
Ontario477082
Steuben4632131
Cayuga447471
Sullivan388749
Wayne372254
Genesee3689100
St. Lawrence368563
Herkimer368259
Cattaraugus342761
Jefferson327224
Madison317376
Livingston273742
Tompkins270724
Cortland266854
Columbia252472
Allegany237575
Montgomery226575
Tioga222854
Wyoming221244
Clinton220918
Fulton214053
Warren211942
Greene207860
Orleans194569
Chenango179544
Otsego173823
Washington154224
Lewis154024
Seneca123946
Franklin11649
Delaware102923
Essex98819
Schoharie9145
Yates83519
Schuyler72410
Hamilton1471
Unassigned53122
Out of NY0166
Rome
Cloudy
35° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 27°
Binghamton
Cloudy
30° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 22°
Rome
Cloudy
35° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 27°
Rome
Cloudy
35° wxIcon
Hi: 28° Lo: 11°
Feels Like: 27°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
2021 Golfer's Paradise Card - 21 Courses for only $99.99
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve