Fans of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and the rest of the 2020-21 Baseball Hall of Fame combined class of inductees will have to enjoy their day of honor remotely.
The Hall announced on Friday that it is canceling in-person festivities, which was originally scheduled for May 28-29, because of coronavirus precautions. Instead, the Hall will hold an indoor ceremony on July 25 and broadcast it on television.
Such a bummer. The Jeter-Walker-Simmons-Miller induction will be held indoors as a televised event and not outside on the Clark Sports Center grounds. Was hoping vaccinations could save it. Apparently, we will have to wait until 2022 to return to the hill. https://t.co/465d0z84y3
— Mike Harrington (@ByMHarrington) February 12, 2021
The 2021 ceremony will honor the members of the Class of 2020: Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons and Larry Walker. Honored during the awards presentation will be 2021 Ford C. Frick Award winner for broadcasting excellence, Al Michaels, and the 2020 Frick Award winner, Ken Harrelson; the 2021 Baseball Writers’ Association of America Career Excellence Award winner, Dick Kaegel, and the 2020 BBWAA Career Excellence Award winner, Nick Cafardo; and the 2020 Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award winner, David Montgomery
This is the second year in a row the Hall has canceled its regular ceremonies because of the pandemic.