NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — For the eighth year in a row, former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling has missed out on being elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Schilling was third in this year’s voting with 278 votes (70%) — an increase from 60.9% but still 20 votes shy.
Schilling needed to be on 75% of the ballots to be inducted.
Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame while Larry Walker also earned baseball’s highest honor on Tuesday.
The longtime New York Yankees captain appeared on 396 of 397 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, falling just shy of the standard set when longtime Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera became the first unanimous selection last year.