The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) Hall of Fame voting results were officially released on Tuesday. No eligible players reached the necessary 75% threshold to be inducted this season, which means former SF Giants stars Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent will have to wait at least another year to be inducted. Bonds and Kent did marginally improve their standing relative to last year. Kent received 32.4% of votes compared to 27.5%, while Bonds received 61.8% of votes compared to 60.7% in 2020.
The news is not particularly surprising. Early returns showed Bonds, Kent, and many others trending well behind the vote tallies they needed to be inducted. Omar Vizquel, another former Giants player eligible, had been gaining momentum. However, his support rightfully waned once a report revealed strong evidence that he had been abusive towards his ex-wife. He received 49.1% of votes this season compared to 52.6% last year.