The results are in for the National Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2024, and three players will be inducted in July: Adrian Beltré, Todd Helton, and Joe Mauer. Former Mets closer Billy Wagner came up just shy of election, as he finished just shy of the 75% threshold required for entry with 73.8% of all votes cast. The good news for Wagner is that he has one year left on the ballot and would appear to have a pretty decent shot of getting over the hump.
Wagner was one of quite a few former Mets who appeared on the ballot, and almost all of them got some votes. Gary Sheffield, who had a brief stint with the Mets late in his career and hit his 500th home run in a Mets uniform, finished with votes on 63.9% of ballots. This was his tenth and final year on the ballot, meaning he won’t get into the Hall unless elected by a special committee in future years.
In his second year on the ballot, Carlos Beltrán garnered votes on 57.1% of ballots, a significant step in the right direction after he got votes on 46.5% of ballots in his first appearance on the ballot in 2023.
Former Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez got votes on 7.8% of ballots in his second year of eligibility, and legendary Mets third baseman David Wright notched votes on 6.2% of ballots in his first year on the ballot—enough to keep him on the ballot next year.
José Bautista, who made a late-career cameo with the Mets, got votes on 1.6% of ballots. The beloved Bartolo Colon got votes on 1.3% of ballots. Adrián Gonzalez, who also made a brief stop in Queens before retiring, got votes on 0.8% of ballots. And former Mets shortstop José Reyes got zero votes. Everyone who finished with less than 5% won’t be on the ballot next year.