(670 The Score) Former White Sox ace Mark Buehrle received 11% of the vote in his first time on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.
That was well short of the 75% threshold to receive election into the Hall of Fame but was above the 5% mark that it takes to remain on the ballot for next year. No player was elected to the Hall of Fame in this 2021 class, the Baseball Writers’ Association of American announced in revealing its voting Tuesday evening. Curt Schilling was the closest with 71.1% of the votes, while Barry Bonds followed at 61.8%.
Former Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa received 17% of the vote in his ninth season on the ballot. Former Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez drew 1% of the vote, meaning he'll be removed from the ballot next year.
Buehrle spent the first 12 seasons of his 16-year MLB career with the White Sox, for whom he won 161 games and posted a 3.83 ERA. Buehrle was a five-time All-Star, including in 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2009 during his Chicago tenure. He was also a four-time Gold Glove winner.
Buehrle won 214 games and had a 3.81 ERA in his career. He was 16-8 with a 3.12 ERA in 2005, when he finished fifth in the American League Cy Young race and helped lead the White Sox to a World Series title.