New York – There will be no new players in the Class of 2021 in the Baseball Hall of Fame, as voters decided that no one in Cooperstown has qualifications in this year’s voting.
Kurt Schilling, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were closest in voting by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, released on Tuesday, and all three will have one more chance at the election next year. This is the first time since 2013 the BBWAA has chosen none.
Schilling, a right-handed ace who won three World Series titles, garnered 16 votes less than the 75% threshold. Last year, he got 71.1% percent this time after getting 20% to 70% shame.
Schilling’s on-field accomplishments face little controversy, but he has destabilized himself in retirement by directing hateful comments towards Muslims, transgender people, journalists, and others.
“It’s all right, the game gave me nothing,” Schilling said during a live video stream on his Twitter account. He later wrote on Facebook that he had asked the Hall of Fame to remove his name from the ballot.
Bonds (61.8%) and Clemens (61.6%) joined Schilling in the fall in their ninth attempt. The two face strong paid suspicions, but Bond has also been accused of domestic violence and Clemens for maintaining a decade-long relationship with a singer who they met when he was 15 years old.
Schilling, Clemens and Bond will be joined by sloggers Alex Rodrigues and David Ortiz on next year’s Ballet. Rodriguez was suspended for all 2014 seasons for violations of MLB’s PED policy and collective bargaining agreement, and Ortiz’s name allegedly appeared on the list of players who tested positive in 2003.
11-time Gold Glove winner Omar Vijayqual slashed 49.1% from 52.6% last year after accusing his wife of repeated domestic abuses in December. Braves star Andrew Jones, arrested in 2012 on domestic violence charges, received 33.9% in his fourth year. Rockies slogger Todd Helton, who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was sentenced to two days in jail last year, got 44.9% in his third time on the ballet.
Some players also missed old-fashioned baseball disagreements. Slick-Fielding’s third baseman Scott Rollen went from 35.3% to 52.9% and Hard-Billy to 31.7% to 46.4%.
This is the 19th time the BBWAA has failed to elect a hall member and the third time since 1971. The Era committees of the Hall of Fame have postponed their scheduled election until the next election due to the epidemic, 2021 will not be a hall class.
Cooperstown will not be without celebration next summer, however. After the 2020 ceremony in the upstream New York Village was canceled due to an epidemic, the Yankees great Derek Jeter and five-appliance star Larry Walker will hit center stage on July 25, a year later than planned. He will be honored with catcher Ted Simmons and late players’ union chief Marvin Miller.
BBWAA members are instructed to select members of the hall “based on the player’s record, ability to play, integrity, play, character, and contributions to the team for which the player is played.”
At a time when sexual misconduct and racial inequality are increasingly emphasized in social justice movements, character evaluation played an external role in this electoral cycle. Hall’s motivators already include racists, theaters, philosophers, and criminals, while the current vote has, in many cases, narrowly taken a stand against candidates they feel have integrity. is.
Schilling – A six-time All-Star has been mired in controversies after his entire retirement in more than 20 seasons with Baltimore, Houston, Philadelphia, Arizona and Boston.
He started a video game company, 38 Studios, which went bankrupt shortly after receiving a $ 75 million loan guarantee from Rhode Island, then was fired as an ESPN analyst when he saw Muslim extremists in Nazi-era Germans Transgender people than sent tweets and posted derogatory Facebook comments.
Months later, Schilling was criticized after using social media to call for a T-shirt to lobby journalists.
On 6 January, the day of the attack on the US Capitol, he said in a message on his Twitter account:
“You coward sat on your hands, did nothing while the liberal garbage was looted and burned for the big screen of Jordan, sit back …. and see people start a confrontation for rights (democracy) Which is like rights, democracy and the end, remove corruption. ”
The tweet was sent a few days after the Hall of Fame ballots were due.
Schilling wrote on Facebook that he would like the veteran committee to review his Hall case. That panel – along with former players, managers and others in the game, along with some authors – is tasked with evaluating players who do not get an election through a BBWAA vote.
Schilling wrote, “I will take the opinion of the experienced committee and the men whose opinions really matter and who are in a position to really judge a player.” “I don’t think I’m a hall of famine, as I’ve often said but if former players think I am, I’ll accept it with respect.
“There is peace in my heart,” he also wrote. “Nothing, zero, does not merit any of the claims being made by any writer.”
Bond’s former wife testified during divorce proceedings in 1995 that he had beaten and killed her. Bonds said he never physically abused her, but once he kicked her he killed her.
In 2008, the New York Daily News reported that Clemens had a decade-old relationship with country singer Mindy McCarey that began when she was 15 and she was a star for the Boston Red Sox. Clemens apologized for unspecified mistakes in his personal life and denied having an affair with a 15-year-old man. McCready later told “Inside Edition” that she had met Clemens when she was 16 and that the relationship did not become sexual until several years later.
The BBWAA recently voted overwhelmingly to remove the name and mark of former Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis from the MVP plaques. Landis became commissioner in 1920, and Major had no black players while in charge for more than two decades.
Ahead of the ballot, outfielder Gary Sheffield jumped 30.5% to 40.6% on the ballot for his seventh time and Jeff Kent improved from 27.5% to 32.4% in his eighth year. First-time candidate Tim Hudson (5.2%) necessarily surpassed 5% to remain on the ballot, as did Tory Hunter (9.5%) and Mark Buehrle (11%) in their early rounds.
Aramis Ramirez, Latroy Hawkins and Barry Jeeto cast the vote but ended up with a future view.
The 2022 poll will include film stars Jimmy Rawlins and Ryan Howard, switch-hit slugger Mark Teixeira and two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincencum.