Vizquel Not Elected To Hall of Fame

(Cleveland) - For the first time since 2013, baseball writers did not elect anyone to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and that includes longtime Indians shortstop Omar Vizquel, who received fewer votes this year than last.

Vizquel, an 11-time Gold Glove winner, was named on 49.1% of ballots cast. Last year, he was named on 52.6% of ballots. The drop came after Vizquel's estranged wife accused him of domestic abuse. Vizquel has denied the charges.

To be elected to the Hall of Fame, a player must be named on 75% of ballots from voting members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Curt Schilling, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens were closest to that mark, but all came up short.

There will be an enshrinement ceremony in Cooperstown, New York this summer, honoring the 2020 inductees who had no ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Veterans' Committee did not meet due to the pandemic, so they won't be nominating anyone this year.

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