On January 8th, results for 1996 Hall of Fame voting revealed that for the first time since 1971, no one was elected by the BBWAA to enter the Hall of Fame. Phil Niekro came the closest to election with 68 percent of the writers’ votes, falling short of the 75 percent needed to be selected. Niekro was selected for the Hall of Fame the following year.
2 thoughts on “This day in baseball: No class of 1996”
Looking at the hall of fame tracker, this could be another of those years.
The world is so topsy turvey these days, and baseball is certainly not exempt.