Hall voters pitch a shutout

NEW YORK (AP) — There will be no Class of 2021 at this summer’s baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Cooperstown.

No one received the required 75% of the vote. Curt Schilling was the lone player to receive at least 62%, showing up on 71.8% of the ballots submitted by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Barry Bonds was named on 61.8% of the ballots, Roger Clemens 61.6% and Scott Rolen 52.9%. The highest first-year eligible player was Mark Buehrle (BUR’-lee) at just 11%.

It’s the 19th time the BBWAA has failed to elect a Hall member and just the third time since 1971. With the Hall of Fame’s Era Committees postponing their scheduled elections until next offseason because of the pandemic, there won’t be a 2021 Hall class.

The 2020 Hall class will be the guests of honor this year after their induction ceremony was pushed back due to the pandemic.