COOPERSTOWN – The Baseball Hall of Fame is targeting early May for a decision on Induction 2020, according to Jon Shestakofsky, vice president/Communications & Education.
“No decision has been made about Induction Weekend and conversations are ongoing,” Shestakofsky said today in response to a query. “All scenarios are being discussed, including the possibility of continuing as planned for this July.”
With Derek Jeter in the Class of 2020 possibly drawing a record crowd, this year’s Induction has been awaited with particular anticipation.
With Jane Forbes Clark, chairman of the board, Jon Shestakofsky, VP/communications, and Jeff Idelson, president, right, Homer Jay Simpson of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant softball team was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame at the end of a 25th anniversary round-table discussion of The Simpsons TV show’s “Homer At The Bat” episode. Behind Idelson are fellow Hall of Famers and Power Plant teammates Wade Boggs and Ozzie Smith. “If the Cubs can win the World Series and a cartoon can enter the Hall of Fame, there are no rules,” Homer said in his acceptance speech. At right, Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz and Homer pose following the opening of the “Homer at the Bat” exhibit in the Hall of Fame, featuring figures, animation cells and signed memorabilia. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)