The Class was selected by a statewide task force, comprised of current and former journalists and former sports executives, along with a public online vote. The class was ultimately approved by the Hall’s Board of Directors, which also selected the inductee from the Contributor category. This year’s task force was co-chaired by former National Baseball Hall of Fame and Detroit Tigers senior executive Bill Haase and Associated Press sports journalist Larry Lage.
“Even though we couldn’t gather in person to honor this outstanding class, whose members are among the most revered names in sports in our state, we will be proud to recognize them with an induction ceremony as soon as it’s safe to host an event, hopefully in 2021” said Scott Lesher, Hall of Fame chairman. “We thank the thousands of Michigan sports fans who took part in our voting process this year.”
“Our Board appreciates the contribution of FOX Sports Detroit in hosting a statewide broadcast to announce this class and begin to tell its stories,” added Jordan Field, Hall of Fame president. “Once this class is formally inducted, we will ask fans again to nominate names for consideration for our next class.”