My 2021 IBWAA Baseball Hall of Fame ballot includes the greatest lefty reliever of all-time, the greatest postseason pitcher in baseball history, and a third baseman and center fielder among the greatest defenders at their positions of all-time.
The Dodgers had best finish off the Rays in Game 6 of the 2020 World Series on Tuesday night. That, or risk someone like Kevin Kiermaier or Randy Arozarena turning into an LA nightmare version of what Pittsburgh's Bill Mazeroski was to the Yankees in 1960.
Dan Schlossberg has introduced a 2020 version of "The New Baseball Bible: Notes, Nuggets, Lists, and Legends from Our National Pastime" with even more information and anecdotes included. If you have never owned an edition in the past, or if yours is older, it's time to pull out your credit card and get to ordering.
Monday, September 28, the day after the end of the 2020 Major League Baseball regular season and the day before the start of the MLB playoffs, was the deadline for IBWAA members to submit our awards ballots.
There are legitimate reasons why every single one of the lower ranked teams could win and advance. The biggest is that those lower-seeded teams will all send starting pitchers to the mound who can win. And remember, each is only a best-of-three series.