COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Derek Jeter, Larry Walker, Ted Simmons and the late Marvin Miller will be enshrined at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday, a year after the induction ceremonies were called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The four were chosen last year. No new members have been picked since.
With a mid-week ceremony instead of the traditional Sunday afternoon, school back in session and uncertainty about the weather, the Hall of Fame isn’t offering an attendance prediction for the afternoon ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York. The deaths of eight Hall of Famers over the past year and a half and the lingering pandemic have limited the number of returning Hall of Famers to 31.
In 2007, the inductions of Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn drew an estimated record crowd of 82,000 to the expansive grass field at the Clark Sports Center on the outskirts of Cooperstown.