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Baseball Hall gets no new members; Schilling 16 votes shy

Baseball Hall gets no new members; Schilling 16 votes shy
Posted at 6:14 AM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 06:15:00-05

NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball Hall of Fame won’t have any new players in the class of 2021 after voters decided no one had the merits — on the field or off — for enshrinement in Cooperstown.

Curt Schilling, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were the closest in voting by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, and the trio will have one more chance at election next year.

It’s the first time the BBWAA didn’t choose anyone since 2013.

Schilling's on-field accomplishments face little dispute, but the pitcher has ostracized himself in retirement by directing hateful remarks toward Muslims, transgender people, journalists and others. He finished 16 votes shy in results announced Tuesday.