Baseball Hall of Fame 2024 full results: Adrian Beltre, Joe Mauer, Todd Helton join Cooperstown Class of 2024

The BBWAA elected only two players to the Baseball Hall of Fame from 2021-2023, but that trend changed with Tuesday’s announcement of Cooperstown’s latest class.

Three players were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame: Former Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, former Twins catcher Joe Mauer, and former Rockies first baseman Todd Helton.

Beltre received more than 95 percent of the vote in his first year on the ballot, leaving no doubt after an illustrious career defined by 3,166 hits and sustained excellence well into his 30s. Mauer only snuck in by a margin of four votes in his first year of eligibility, but his tremendous contact bat and strong defense behind the plate punched his ticket to Cooperstown.

Helton had to wait a bit longer than Beltre and Mauer, lasting until his sixth year on the ballot, but the longtime Colorado slugger will finally take his place in Cooperstown more than a decade after his 17-year career with the Rockies came to an end.

Others weren’t as fortunate. Billy Wagner missed the cut in his ninth year on the ballot, while Gary Sheffield fell off the ballot after coming up short in his final year of eligibility.

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Here are the full results from the 2024 Baseball Hall of Fame voting.

Baseball Hall of Fame 2024 announcement updates

(All times Eastern)

6:19 p.m. — The third and final player headed to the Hall of Fame is Todd Helton. Billy Wagner did not make the cut. It’s a three-player class.

6:18 p.m. Joe Mauer is the second player headed to Cooperstown on the first ballot.

6:17 p.m. Adrian Beltre is the first player revealed as a member of the class of 2024.

6:15 p.m. — The announcement is about to take place from Cooperstown. 

6:07 p.m. — As the broadcast points out, Mauer’s candidacy might overcome the “batting average is outdated” trend. He hit .323 over a 10-year span, which is remarkable enough that it looks like it will push him into Cooperstown on the first ballot.

6:00 p.m. — The announcement show is underway, with the formal reveal coming up shortly.

5:55 p.m. — This is expected to be a celebratory night for Adrian Beltre and Joe Mauer, who will likely become the first pair of first-year candidates elected together since Mariano Rivera and the late Roy Halladay in 2019. 

5:45 p.m. — Billy Wagner is the closest candidate to 50/50 odds tonight, with Todd Helton trending in the right direction. He still has one more year on the ballot if he misses this time around, but could the suspense end tonight?

5:20 p.m. — Gary Sheffield faces a tough road to election tonight, but he spoke to MLB Network about his journey as he prepares to exit the ballot.

Baseball Hall of Fame 2024 voting results

There are 26 players on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot, including 12 players in their first year of eligibility.

Candidates who receive at least 75 percent of the vote are elected, while candidates who receive less than five percent of the vote will fall off the ballot in 2025. 

Player Year on ballot 2024 %
Adrian Beltre 1st 95.1%
Todd Helton 6th 79.7%
Joe Mauer 1st 76.1%
Billy Wagner 9th 73.8%
Gary Sheffield 10th 63.9%
Andruw Jones 7th 61.6%
Carlos Beltran 2nd 57.1%
Alex Rodriguez 3rd 34.8%
Manny Ramirez 8th 32.5%
Chase Utley 1st 28.8%
Omar Vizquel 7th 17.7%
Bobby Abreu 5th 14.8%
Jimmy Rollins 3rd 14.8%
Andy Pettitte 6th 13.5%
Mark Buehrle 4th 8.3%
Francisco Rodriguez 2nd 7.8%
Torii Hunter 4th 7.3%
David Wright 1st 6.2%
Jose Bautista* 1st 1.6%
Victor Martinez* 1st 1.6%
Bartolo Colon* 1st 1.3%
Matt Holliday* 1st 1.0%
Adrian Gonzalez* 1st 0.8%
Brandon Phillips* 1st 0.3%
Jose Reyes* 1st 0.0%
James Shields* 1st 0.0%

* — Fell off the ballot with less than five percent of the vote.

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Alex Rodriguez Hall of Fame results

Rodriguez has some of the most impressive raw numbers of any position player in MLB history, but multiple steroid suspensions and other controversies severely damaged his Hall of Fame candidacy.

The three-time MVP received 34.3 percent of the vote in his first year on the ballot and only saw his percentage increase to 35.8 in 2023. Rodriguez faces a tough road to election at any point, considering Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens weren’t able to hit the 75 percent mark, but results show there is at least some support for his candidacy. 

Manny Ramirez Hall of Fame results

Ramirez faces a similar challenge as Rodriguez, as he was suspended twice for steroid use near the end of an otherwise outstanding career. 

555 home runs and a career .996 OPS will grab any Hall of Fame voter’s attention, but Ramirez garnered only 23.8 percent of the vote in his first year of eligibility in 2017 and only reached 33.2 percent last year, his seventh year of eligibility.

Ramirez now only has two years of eligibility remaining, with 75 percent a seemingly impossible mark to hit.

2025 Baseball Hall of Fame candidates

The 2025 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot will first include all candidates from this year’s ballot who received less than 75 percent but more than five percent of the vote, with the exception of Gary Sheffield, who is in his final year of eligibility.

Joining that group will be a handful of first-year candidates, headlined by Ichiro Suzuki and CC Sabathia. Suzuki is expected to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer, while Sabathia’s outlook in year one is far less certain.

Dustin Pedroia is likely the most notable first-year candidate beyond Suzuki and Sabathia in 2025, along with Brian McCann, Felix Hernandez, Ian Kinsler and Hanley Ramirez. 

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When is the Baseball Hall of Fame announcement for 2024?

  • Date: Tuesday, Jan. 23
  • Time: 6 p.m.

The Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2024 will be revealed near 6 p.m. ET on MLB Network. The network’s coverage of the announcement will begin at 4 p.m. ET. 

What channel is the Baseball Hall of Fame announcement?

  • TV channel: MLB Network
  • Live stream: Fubo

The 2024 announcement ceremony for the Baseball Hall of Fame will be broadcast on MLB Network. The broadcast can be streamed via Fubo, which offers a free trial.

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