IBWAA SELECTS DEREK JETER IN 2020 HALL OF FAME VOTE
Los Angeles – In its 11th annual Hall of Fame election announced Tuesday, the IBWAA added one player to its digital Hall of Fame: Derek Jeter, of the New York Yankees.
Jeter was the top vote-getter, with 152 out of 160 ballots cast (95%). Larry Walker finished in second place, receiving 115 votes (71.25%). A 75% threshold is required for election.
Barry Bonds (2018) and Rogers Clemens (2018) did not appear on the 2020 IBWAA Hall of Fame ballot because they have already been elected by the IBWAA in previous years. With those exceptions, the IBWAA ballot was identical to the one used by the BBWAA. The IBWAA elected Marvin Miller in 2016. All voting is done electronically.
Thirty seven members voted for 10 or more candidates. Fourteen members voted for the maximum 12 candidates. The average vote per member was 6.85.
The top voters are listed here:
Ballot tabulations by Brian Wittig & Associates.
The IBWAA was established July 4, 2009 to organize and promote the growing online baseball media, and to serve as a digital alternative to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). Voting for full season awards takes place in September of each year, with selections being announced in November. The IBWAA also holds a Hall of Fame election in December of each year, with results being announced the following January.
Among others, IBWAA members include Jim Bowden, Pedro Moura, Ken Rosenthal and Eno Sarris, The Athletic; Tim Brown, Yahoo! Sports; Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports Hardball Talk; Bill Chuck, Billy-Ball.com; Chris De Luca, Chicago Sun-Times; Jon Heyman, Fancred; Tyler Kepner, New York Times; Danny Knobler, Bleacher Report; Kevin Kennedy; Kostya Kennedy, Sports Illustrated; Brian Kenny, MLBN; Will Leitch, New York Magazine; Bruce Markusen, Hardball Times; Ross Newhan; Dayn Perry and Matt Snyder, CBSSports.com; Tom Hoffarth, Los Angeles Times; J.P. Hoornstra Los Angeles Daily News; Tracy Ringolsby, MLB.com; David Schoenfield, ESPN.com; Bill Arnold and Joseph Posnanski.