Some more sad news in the baseball world comes today as the Baseball Hall of Fame makes an announcement about the 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The ceremony has been cancelled, and the 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame class will be honored alongside the 2021 honorees as well.
BREAKING: Baseball Hall of Fame 2020 induction ceremony has been canceled. Per the HOF, the 2020 class — Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons and Larry Walker — “will be inducted on Sunday, July 25, 2021,” along with inductees from 2020-2021 vote. @MLB @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) April 29, 2020
The 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame class was announced back in January; it has Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons, and Larry Walker. The Hall of Fame class is smaller than the 2019 class, but the inductees are going to be brought in alongside next year’s class in a joint ceremony. So, yes, this year’s ceremony has been cancelled but, the 2020 class is still going to be inducted next summer alongside next year’s class.
This is just yet another event that has been affected by the outbreak of COVID-19 that is still wreaking havoc all over the United States. Baseball is still on pause; however, the league is supposedly moving towards the three-state plan that was brought up a few weeks ago.
In a time of mostly bad news in the baseball world, things being cancelled, and Trey Mancini’s announcement, the league is trying to create some good news for fans by trying to come to an agreement as to when baseball can resume.