MLB Hall of Fame Class of 2021: No One Voted In

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MLB Hall of Fame Class of 2021: No One Voted In

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The BBWAA tonight announced the results of its voting for the 2021 Hall of Fame class, and no players received the requisite 75% of the vote.

Curt Schilling was the closest, falling just 16 votes shy, with no one else even approaching 70%:

(via BBWAA)

It’s clear that no one among this group is going to receive the required vote before the decision heads to the various committees. On-field accomplishments and stats are one thing, but when it comes to character and steroid issues, clearly, it’s not enough to have been a “Hall of Fame-caliber” player in your playing days.

That said, Rolen, Wagner, and Helton could (and should) see their support rise in the coming years.

Meanwhile, Sammy Sosa gets just 17% of the vote, and he, too, will be in his final year next year. Aramis Ramirez will be a one-and-done, not getting close to the 5% needed to stay on the ballot.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.