Baseball makes its HOF announcement tonight, as we see who the writers put in the Hall to join Ted Simmons and Marvin Miller, who both were selected by committee earlier.
You need 75% to get in.
As of this writing, 211 votes, 51.2%, are known.
Derek Jeter is still running unanimously at 100%, we will see tonight if that still holds up and if Jeter will join Mariano Rivera as the only unanimous selections.
Larry Walker, in his last year on the ballot, is at 83.7%. Curt Schilling is at 78.7%.
But only a little over half of the votes are known. Usually when the other, non-publicized part comes in, players drop, and someone like Schilling then is really on the bubble.
Barry Bonds and one-time Yankee Roger Clemens are at 71.6 and 70.6% respectively, thus a little short and expected to drop once more votes become known.
So it appears as if Jeter and Walker get in and the question is whether Jeter is unanimous and if Schilling joins them
Other notables: staying on the ballot would be Omar Vizquel, Gary Sheffield (the one -time Yankee at 36%), Scott Rolen, Billy Wagner, Jeff Kent, Todd Helton, Manny Ramirez, one-time Yankee Andruw Jones (23.7%), Sammy Sosa, Andy Pettitte (the Yankees’ great is at 10.4%) and another former Yankee, Bobby Abreu (6.2%).
You need 5% to stay on the ballot. Abreu is on the bubble. Pettitte stays on, but isn’t getting much support.
It appears like these notables will drop off the ballot, among others:
Ex-Yankees Jason Giambi (1 vote), Alfonso Soriano (0). Eric Chavez (one vote). Brian Roberts (0) and Raul Ibanez (0).
Also dropping off would be Cliff Lee (1), Adam Dunn (0), and Paul Konerko (1).
The bold is players with Yankees’ connections, even if ever so briefly.