The Baseball Hall of Fame has seen 2021 voting come to a close. There will be no new Hall of Fame inductees as a part of the 2021 class after no one reached the threshold to be inducted. This means that players like Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Curt Schilling did not reach the 75% threshold needed to be inducted.
MLB Network Insider Joel Sheman tweeted out the results noting that Schilling was closest.
No one elected this year to the Hall of Fame. Schilling fell 16 votes short at 71.1 pct. Bonds at 60.7 pct. Clemens at 61.6 pct. Rolen at 52.9 only other above half the 414 total ballots.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January 26, 2021
It will not be a year without a ceremony, as that was last year. The 2020 inductees, Derek Jeter, Larry Walker, Marvin Miller, and Ted Simmons, will still be inducted in a summer ceremony. There will just be no additional players being added as a part of the 2021 class.
In a flurry of media coverage, it was announced that Schilling is quite upset, asking to be removed from the ballot. Next year will be his last year on the ballot, and he has since requested to be taken off now instead, deferring to the Veteran’s committee to add players rather than let the writers vote again in 2022.
The Baseball Writers’ Association of America did not induct any players in 1945, 1950, 1958, 1960, 1965, 1971, 1996, 2013, and now 2021. The first Baseball Hall of Fame class was the 1936 class.