Jay Jaffee discusses the cancellation of the 2020 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction in a FanGraphs article “The Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 Will Have to Wait a Year .for Induction Weekend“.
Jaffe alludes to the cancellation of the 2020 Induction possibly setting up a very interesting scenario next year in Cooperstown.
Doc Adams should appear on the Early Baseball ballot this December and will hopefully be elected for induction as part of the class of 2021. If he is elected, the first shortstop and inventor of the position, would be a ‘classmate’ of the latest shortstop to be elected, Derek Jeter. There would definitely be something poetic about that.
In addition to Derek Jeter, the class of ‘2020’ includes (at least): Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons, and Larry Walker.