Breaking News: David Ortiz Elected into the Hall of Fame!
Josh Rawtich, the President of the Baseball Hall of Fame, made the official announcement of the complete 2022 Hall of Fame induction class earlier today on MLB Network. This year, the Early Baseball Era Committee, Golden Days Era Committee, and the BBWAA were all tasked with voting for the honor of making the Baseball Hall of Fame.
In addition to the 6 previously inducted members by the two committees, the BBWAA has added 1 player to to forever be remembered in the annals of Major League Baseball History.
Congratulations to David “Big Papi” Ortiz on his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. He was elected into the Hall of Fame with 77.9% of the vote from the BBWAA. He joins 35 other players who played for the Boston Red Sox and 24 players who played for the Minnesota Twins.
David Ortiz joins fellow Hall of Fame Inductees: Buck O’Neil (Executive, 81.3%), Bud Fowler (Executive, 75%), Gil Hodges (1B/Manager, 75%), Jim Kaat (LHP, 75%), Minnie Minoso (OF, 87.5%), and Tony Oliva (OF/DH, 75%).
Congratulations to all the players above on achieving Baseball Immortality and Welcome to Cooperstown!
The following players have exhausted their allowed maximum of 10 years on the BBWAA Ballot, and will no longer appear on any future BBWAA Ballots:
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling, and Sammy Sosa
The following players have failed to reach the ≥75% threshold to be enshrined into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, nor have reached the 10 year maximum on the BBWAA Ballot and will appear next year:
Bobby Abreu, Mark Buehrle, Todd Helton, Torii Hunter, Andruw Jones, Jeff Kent, David Ortiz, Andy Pettitte, Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, Scott Rolen, Jimmy Rollins, Gary Sheffield, Omar Vizquel, and Billy Wagner
The following players have failed to reach the ≥5% threshold to remain on the BBWAA Ballot and will not appear on any future BBWAA Ballots:
Carl Crawford, Prince Fielder, Ryan Howard, Tim Hudson, Tim Lincecum, Justin Morneau, Joe Nathan, Jonathan Papelbon, Jake Peavy, A.J. Pierzynski, and Mark Teixeira
Big Papi is headed to Cooperstown!https://t.co/j3P1DqZBDG pic.twitter.com/npQvECu3bd — National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ⚾ (@baseballhall) January 25, 2022
We couldn't be more thrilled to welcome Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Miñoso, Tony Oliva, Bud Fowler and Buck O'Neil to Cooperstown!https://t.co/ax8NfTumYq pic.twitter.com/FY99BQyMU2 — National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ⚾ (@baseballhall) December 6, 2021