2021 Hall of Fame Election
Eligible members of the Baseball Writers Association of America will vote on a ballot comprising holdover candidates from the 2020 Hall of Fame Election and players who played their last major league game in 2015. The ballot, made public on November 16, 2020, included 25 names. In contrast to past years, there were no slam-dunk names among candidates eligible for the first time, giving an opportunity for some returning players to move forward.
For a list of players on the ballot, see Category:Eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2021
The induction ceremony is scheduled to take place on July 25, 2021, in Cooperstown, NY. It will include anyone elected this year, as well as the four men elected in 2020 - Derek Jeter, Larry Walker, Ted Simmons and Marvin Miller - as the previous year's induction ceremony had to be cancelled.
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