Phillies: Curt Schilling falls short of Baseball Hall of Fame
No Phillies made the Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2020
Phillies legend Curt Schilling not been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Derek Jeter, who fell one vote shy of unanimous election, and Larry Walker were both voted. Jeter went in on his first year, while Walker squeaked in one his last year.
Schilling was on the ballot for the eighth time, receiving just 60.9% of the votes last year, the most for anyone returning on the ballot. This year he received 70% of the vote and is likely to be inducted next year.
Scott Rolen received 35.3% of the vote and Billy Wagner received 31.7% of the vote.
Bobby Abreu stuck on the ballot for another year, barely making it with 5.5% of the vote, half a percent shy of falling off.
Cliff Lee received just one vote and fell off the ballot on his first year of eligibility.
In 2021 the Hall of Fame ballot likely won’t feature any first-ballot candidates, no disrespect to Mark Buehrle, Corey Hart, C.J. Wilson, Tim Hudson, or Shane Victorino.
Phillies fans will see a lot of familiar names on the 2022 ballot when Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Jonathan Papelbon, Marlon Byrd, Jeff Francour, Michael Bourn, and Kyle Loshe become eligible.
The 2022 ballot will reignite the PED discussion as Alex Rodriguez hits the ballot for the first time while players who were most likely clean such as Prince Fielder, David Ortiz, and Mark Texiera also see themselves up for the first time.
Jayson Werth, Carlos Ruiz, and Joe Blanton will each be eligible in 2023, and the Chase Utley discussion will begin in 2024.
The 2024 Hall of Fame first ballot class could be historic with Utley, Adrian Beltre, Joe Mauer, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Jose Bautista, and Victor Martinez each eligible.