CLEVELAND — Another year, another disappointment for fans of Omar Vizquel.
The longtime Tribe shortstop fell short of election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame for the third straight year. Vizquel earned 52.6% of the votes (209 out of 397), which was an improvement from previous years, but fell well short of the required 319 for induction.
The Class of 2020 was announced live on MLB Network Tuesday night, and will feature former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, five-time All-Star outfielder Larry Walker, and veterans committee selections Ted Simmons (catcher) and Marvin Miller (players union pioneer).
If you're looking for reasons to be encouraged, note that Vizquel received a roughly 10 percent bump in votes between 2019 and 2020 (He received 42.8% of the votes last year).
Here's a look at how fans and members of the media reacted to Omar missing out on the Hall of Fame.