Voting results for the 2021 National Baseball Hall of Fame class will be announced Tuesday evening live on the MLB Network. Candidates need to receive 75 percent of the vote to gain induction. Those receiving at least 75 percent of the vote will be inducted alongside the 2020 class in Cooperstown later this summer. The 2020 induction ceremony was postponed due to the pandemic.
This year’s ballot is not without controversy. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling are all making their ninth appearance on the ballot. Bonds and Clemens have seen their support stall in recent years and are running out of time. Schilling has lost support during this voting cycle and could once again be on the outside looking in.
Former Braves outfielder Andruw Jones is among the holdovers on the ballot. Per Ryan Thibodaux’s Hall of Fame tracker of publicly revealed ballots, Jones has seen a significant uptick in support again, but is still quite a ways from election.
The announcement will be televised live on the MLB Network and simulcast on MLB.com with coverage getting underway at 3 p.m. ET. The announcement is scheduled to be made shortly after 6 p.m.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Sunday, July 26 at 1:30 p.m. ET in Cooperstown.
How to Watch
Date: Tuesday, January 26
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET (Coverage starts at 3 p.m. ET)
TV: MLB Network