The 2021 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot includes three former Pittsburgh Pirates. What odds does each have in making it to Cooperstown?
The last player from the Pittsburgh Pirates to make the National Baseball Hall of Fame and wear a Pirate cap on their plaque in Cooperstown was 1960 World Series hero Bill Mazeroski. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001, so it’s been nearly 20 years since the Pittsburgh Pirates have got a new Hall of Fame player.
Voting for the Hall of Fame is just around the corner. Next month, MLB will release who will make the Hall of Fame in 2021.
For 2020 voting, fter the induction of Derek Jeter and Larry Walker, long time Phillie pitcher Curt Schilling had the third highest voting percentage at 70%. A few players also got big spikes in voting percentage last ballot including one of the most underrated third baseman of all time, Scott Rolen (17.2% to 35.3%), one of the best left handed relief pitchers of all time, Billy Wagner (16.7% to 31.7%) and slugger Gary Sheffield (13.6% to 30.5%). A player needs 75% in order to make the Hall and the Pittsburgh Pirates will have three former players on next year’ ballot. So who are they and what are their chances of making it in?