HOUSTON – There were no new electees to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year, which means several high profile former Astros will have to wait until 2022 for their next chance to receive the top individual honor in baseball.
HOUSTON – There were
Of the candidates who once wore a Houston uniform,
Wagner was the Astros’ closer during a stretch in which the club won four NL Central titles in five years, from 1997-99 and in 2001. He was traded to Philadelphia just before the Astros’ dominant stretch in 2004-05, but “Billy the Kid” still owns the Astros’ club record for saves with 225. Wagner recorded 422 saves during his 16-year career.
Clemens’ vote support has been mostly flat over the past four years. He received 57.3% in 2018, and 59.5% in ’19.
The 2021 Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place July 25 and will feature the honorees elected in ’20 who were unable to gather in Cooperstown, N.Y., due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That group includes Derek Jeter, Larry Walker and Modern ERA Committee selections Ted Simmons and the late Marvin Miller.
Also being honored that weekend will be two broadcasters receiving the Ford C. Frick Award — Al Michaels (the ’21 winner), and Ken Harrelson (’20).
The two winners of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award will also be honored: the late Nick Cafardo (’20) and Dick Kaegel (’21), as well as the 2020 Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award winner, David Montgomery.