But with the 54.6% showing, Walker will need a virtually identical leap this time, or else hold out hope that a small committee one day provides his entry ticket. The National Baseball Hall of Fame has two new members. Abreu hit 288 homers with 1,363 RBIs, 574 doubles and 400 stolen bases in his 18-season career. Both have made modest gains each of the last five years. Schilling has another two years remaining on the ballot and is likely to be voted into Cooperstown at some point given his current trajectory, and in all likelihood it will be next year. Larry Walker is our first player inducted tonight. The National Baseball Hall of Fame has received a haul of fame in recent years. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, arguably the greatest hitter and pitcher of their generation, continue to remain well short of induction due to performance-enhancing drug ties. 2 won’t have to wait for a second try. 6:24 pm ET, at Players must appear on 75 percent of submitted ballots to be inducted into Cooperstown. "From the outset, he played the game the right way, and his confidence was contagious. ", "When we drafted Derek Jeter with the sixth pick in the 1992 draft, he had obvious physical talent, however what truly set him apart and put him on the path to Cooperstown was his burning desire to win and a personal drive to be the very best player he could be," Yankees GM Brian Cashman added. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. Just as a reminder, the player(s) announced tonight will join Marvin Miller and Ted Simmons as part of the 2020 Induction class. Schilling with 70 percent of the votes and Clemens with 61 percent. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America has provided an avalanche of inductees -- 20 in the last six years, to be exact. That was one of the 10 largest jumps year over year in the last half-century of voting. Jeter won four World Series with the Yankees -- he was MVP of the 2000 World Series -- and batted .308/.374/.465 in 158 career playoff games. He enters the Hall with 76.6 percent of the vote, just above the 75 percent required. 6:03 pm ET, at This year’s BBWAA ballot brings five questions to the forefront: 1. Walker received 76.6 percent in his 10th and final year on the Hall of Fame ballot. Vizquel is another especially interesting holdover, as he made a particularly positive stride from 37.0% in his first year of eligibility in 2018 to 42.8% last year. The Coors Field stigma and injury issues suppressed his support. "I know I speak for the whole Rocky Mountain Region in congratulating Larry for his election into the Hall of Fame," said Rockies owner Dick Monfort. You can read the full list here: https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/will-derek-jeter-follow-in-mariano-riveras-hall-of-fame-footsteps-as-unanimous-selection-in-2020/. No other player appeared on at least 30 percent of submitted ballots. Using the Bill James Hall of Fame Monitor -- a rough scale in which a player scoring over 100 is likely to be inducted and a player under 100 is less likely -- these are the first-timers with the highest scores: Within that group, Giambi was the 2000 AL MVP who hit 440 homers with 2,010 hits and 1,441 RBIs in his 20 seasons. All Rights Reserved. "Although Larry's time with the Cardinals came at the end of his distinguished career, he played a significant role in 2004 in helping the Cardinals to their first National League title and World Series appearance in 17 years.". section: | slug: baseball-hall-of-fame-2020-voting-results-updates-derek-jeter-larry-walker-head-to-cooperstown | sport: baseball | route: live_blog_single | Paul Konerko (2.5 percent), Jason Giambi (1.5 percent), and Alfonso Soriano (1.5 percent) are among the notable players to receive less than the five percent necessary to remain on the Hall of Fame ballot another year. Anthony Castrovince has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2004. 5:15 pm ET, at He provided countless memories for our fans, and it's clear how much he will always mean to them. As far as the non-Jeter portion of the rookie class, there are no other slam-dunk selections. Dunn hit 462 homers across 14 seasons, to go with a .364 career on-base percentage. "Every accolade that has been bestowed on Derek throughout his career has been earned and deserved," Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said in a statement. Thanks to Derek, we reached the pinnacle of the baseball world five times, and he will forever be a defining player of his generation. 8:11 pm ET, at With this release of the 2020 @officialBBWAA National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, Hall of Fame voting season is officially under way! Hall of Famer all the same. Derek's legacy as one of the most beloved and charitable players in the last quarter century cements his place in baseball history. The question is not whether he’ll get in but whether he’ll join teammate Mariano Rivera, who last year became the first unanimous selection, as a 100 Percenter. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. Clemens went from 57.3% to 59.5%. Tuesday night, Yankees legend Derek Jeter and five-tool threat Larry Walker were announced as the newest Hall of Famers during a live MLB Network broadcast. Earlier today, Matt Snyder took a look at seven players who could also hit the 100 percent voting mark. 3. pic.twitter.com/yyTzUNyoMA. 5:14 pm ET, Walker received 76.6 percent in his 10th and final year on the Hall of Fame ballot, Jeter was one vote short of unanimous in his first year of eligibility, His voting percentage has steadily increased over the years, continue to remain well short of induction due to performance-enhancing drug ties, notable players to receive less than the five percent necessary to remain on the Hall of Fame ballot another year, Full voting results are available at the BBWAA's site, voted into the Hall of Fame by the Modern Era committee last month, https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/baseball-hall-of-fame-union-leader-marvin-miller-eight-time-all-star-ted-simmons-voted-into-cooperstown/, https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/will-derek-jeter-follow-in-mariano-riveras-hall-of-fame-footsteps-as-unanimous-selection-in-2020/. In his last try with the BBWAA, Walker will need another surge. Other names returning to the ballot are Manny Ramirez (97 votes, 22.8% last year), Jeff Kent (77, 18.1%), Scott Rolen (73, 17.2%), Billy Wagner (71, 16.7%), Todd Helton (70, 16.5%), Gary Sheffield (58, 13.6%), Andy Pettitte (42, 9.9%), Sammy Sosa (36, 8.5%) and Andruw Jones (32, 7.5%). 5:20 pm ET, at Walker falls a few votes short, and Schilling a few votes behind him. Jeter spent his entire 20-year major league career with the Yankees, who drafted him in 1992. Meanwhile, Larry Walker is on the ballot for the final time, hoping to get over the hump. His voting percentage has steadily increased over the years, and, historically, once a player reaches 70 percent, it's only a matter of time until they get over the 75 percent threshold. With Monday’s release of a 2020 ballot headlined by first-time-eligible Derek Jeter, another class will soon be confirmed, congratulated and cheerfully consigned to Cooperstown. My not-so-bold prediction: Jeter gets in unanimously and he's the only selection. Derek Jeter may very well be the next unanimous selection to the Hall of Fame. Jason Giambi, Alfonso Soriano, Bobby Abreu and Paul Konerko are some of the other notable first-timers on the 2020 ballot. Jeter headlines the 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame class which also includes former Expos and Rockies outfielder Larry Walker. Curt Schilling and Roger Clemens were the next two players behind Jeter and Walker in this year's voting. With Monday’s release of a 2020 ballot headlined by first-time-eligible Derek Jeter, another Lee was the 2008 AL Cy Young winner, and he had a 118 career ERA+ as well as an impressive postseason career, with a 2.52 ERA in 11 starts. Jeter was one vote short of unanimous in his first year of eligibility. His election to the Baseball Hall of Fame brings a fitting end to his storybook career. We're here to provide running commentary before, during, and after the 2020 announcement ceremony on Tuesday: First-ballot shirt from Larry Walker pic.twitter.com/n3FhStPrE4. ", "On behalf of the entire St. Louis Cardinals organization, I would like to congratulate Larry Walker on this well-deserved honor and his selection to the National Baseball Hall of Fame," Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said in a statement.
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