Many of baseball's greatest names are already here, but there are many players awaiting their moment in the Cooperstown spotlight. Regardless of those hopes and dreams, none of the 37 player candidates this year, got enough votes to be inducted.
Director of Communications Craig Muder stresses, "Seventy-four point 9 wont cut it. You have to get 75 per cent."
That's the rule, and now for the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers Association of America chose no one to be enshrined into the Hall of Fame. Some baseball fans are not surprised.
Brandon Gatti of New Jersey says, "I kinda feel it'll keep up with the integrity of these great names and character that we have in the Hall of Fame. You know, unfortunately, this era has brought upon us a lot of disappointing decisions. I think justice was served."
But for one fan who traveled from Portland, Oregon, is a bit let down. But not for reasons you might think.
Hank Elliot says he is sad for (Jack) Morris. I think next year he might get in. It'll be tough. You got a lot of new pitchers coming in, so it should be tough but i wish them luck.
During in Induction Week in July, these quiet streets in Cooperstown, are "all bases loaded" with fans, vendors and some familiar names from the sport. Most of the village's businesses are closed for the off-season, now. Some of the businesses are concerned, but they're optimistic. And, the hall of fame says there won't be a rain delay for this year's ceremony.
Craig Muder says, "We expect a very good crowd for Induction Weekend because it is THE baseball weekend of the year. It is baseball's best weekend, and we will have probably 50 Hall of Famers who will come back for Induction Weekend, which they do every single year. Our Hall of Famers are extremely supportive of us. We expect it will be a great time in Cooperstown, in July.
Craig Biggio 388 (68.2%), Jack Morris 385 (67.7%), Jeff Bagwell 339 (59.6%), Mike Piazza 329 (57.8%), Tim Raines 297 (52.2%), Lee Smith 272 (47.8%), Curt Schilling 221 (38.8%), Roger Clemens 214 (37.6%), Barry Bonds 206 (36.2%), Edgar Martinez 204 (35.9%), Alan Trammell 191 (33.6%), Larry Walker 123 (21.6%), Fred McGriff 118 (20.7%), Dale Murphy 106 (18.6%), Mark McGwire 96 (16.9%), Don Mattingly 75 (13.2%), Sammy Sosa 71 (12.5%), Rafael Palmeiro 50 (8.8%), Bernie Williams 19 (3.3%), Kenny Lofton 18 (3.2%), Sandy Alomar Jr. 16 (2.8%), Julio Franco 6 (1.1%), David Wells 5 (0.9%), Steve Finley 4 (0.7%), Shawn Green 2 (0.4%), Aaron Sele 1 (0.2%), Jeff Cirillo 0, Royce Clayton 0, Jeff Conine 0, Roberto Hernandez 0, Ryan Klesko 0, Jose Mesa 0, Reggie Sanders 0, Mike Stanton 0, Todd Walker 0, Rondell White 0, Woody Williams 0.