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1945 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

No one received the required 75% of the vote necessary to enter the National Baseball Hall of Fame for 1945. That is fairly remarkable considering 53 who received votes would later become Hall members (including all who received 17 or more votes).

Voting by Year

Ten 19th Century members were selected by the Veterans: Roger Bresnahan, Dan Brouthers, Fred Clarke, Jimmy Collins, Ed Delahanty, Hugh Duffy, Hughie Jennings, King Kelly, Jim O'Rourke and Wilbert Robinson.

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 186 votes were needed to be elected.

VOTING RESULTS...
NAME VOTES % CAT. TIMES
Frank Chance 179 72.5% P 6th
Rube Waddell 154 62.3% P 6th
Ed Walsh 137 55.5% P 6th
Johnny Evers 134 54.3% P 6th
Roger Bresnahan 133 53.8% P 6th
Miller Huggins 133 53.8% M 5th
Mickey Cochrane 125 50.6% P 4th
Jimmy Collins 121 49.0% P 7th
Ed Delahanty 111 44.9% P 7th
Clark Griffith 108 43.7% P/E 5th
Frankie Frisch 101 40.9% P 4th
Hughie Jennings 92 37.2% P 6th
Wilbert Robinson 81 32.8% M 6th
Pie Traynor 81 32.8% P 5th
Hugh Duffy 64 25.9% P 6th
Fred Clarke 53 21.5% P 7th
Rabbit Maranville 51 20.6% P 5th
Joe Tinker 49 19.8% P 5th
Mordecai Brown 46 18.6% P 6th
Herb Pennock 45 18.2% P 5th
Joe McGinnity 44 17.8% P 5th
Chief Bender 40 16.2% P 6th
Eddie Plank 33 13.4% P 5th
Ray Schalk 33 13.4% P 6th
Bill Terry 32 13.0% P 5th
Lefty Grove 28 11.3% P 2nd
Frank Baker 26 10.5% P 6th
Carl Hubbell 24 9.7% P 1st
Addie Joss 23 9.3% P 5th
Ross Youngs 22 8.9% P 6th
Dazzy Vance 18 7.3% P 6th
Dizzy Dean 17 6.9% P 2nd
Bill Dickey 17 6.9% P 1st
Johnny Kling 12 4.9% P 6th
Charlie Gehringer 10 4.0% P 2nd
Nap Rucker 10 4.0% P 6th
Babe Adams 7 2.8% P 5th
Lefty Gomez 7 2.8% P 1st
Harry Heilmann 5 2.0% P 5th
Kid Nichols 5 2.0% P 5th
Edd Roush 5 2.0% P 6th
Sam Crawford 4 1.6% P 6th
Ted Lyons 4 1.6% P 1st
Bill Carrigan 3 1.2% P 4th
Bill Donovan 3 1.2% P 4th
Hank Gowdy 3 1.2% P 5th
Hank Greenberg 3 1.2% P 1st
Bobby Wallace 3 1.2% P 6th
Jesse Burkett 2 0.8% P 5th
Kid Elberfeld 2 0.8% P 5th
Eddie Grant 2 0.8% P 4th
Gabby Hartnett 2 0.8% P 2nd
Bobby Lowe 2 0.8% P 3rd
Bill McKechnie 2 0.8% M 1st
Deacon Phillippe 2 0.8% P 3rd
Branch Rickey 2 0.8% P/E 2nd
Casey Stengel 2 0.8% M 3rd
Zack Wheat 2 0.8% P 5th
Ginger Beaumont 1 0.4% P 3rd
Donie Bush 1 0.4% P 4th
Howie Camnitz 1 0.4% P 1st
Max Carey 1 0.4% P 4th
Earle Combs 1 0.4% P 4th
Wid Conroy 1 0.4% P 1st
Harry Davis 1 0.4% P 1st
Joe DiMaggio 1 0.4% P 1st
Bill Dineen 1 0.4% P 4th
Mike Donlin 1 0.4% P 4th
Jack Dunn 1 0.4% P 2nd
Kid Gleason 1 0.4% P 4th
Joe Gordon 1 0.4% P 1st
Charlie Grimm 1 0.4% P 2nd
Heinie Groh 1 0.4% P 3rd
Dickie Kerr 1 0.4% P 5th
Tony Lazzeri 1 0.4% P 1st
Duffy Lewis 1 0.4% P 4th
Herman Long 1 0.4% P 5th
Sherry Magee 1 0.4% P 5th
Pepper Martin 1 0.4% P 2nd
Bob Meusel 1 0.4% P 3rd
Pat Moran 1 0.4% P 4th
Van Mungo 1 0.4% P 1st
Danny Murphy 1 0.4% P 2nd
Claude Ritchey 1 0.4% P 1st
Eppa Rixey 1 0.4% P 3rd
Charley Root 1 0.4% P 1st
Amos Rusie 1 0.4% P 6th
Cy Seymour 1 0.4% P 1st
Jimmy Sheckard 1 0.4% P 2nd
Billy Southworth 1 0.4% P 1st
Bill Sweeney 1 0.4% P 1st
Johnny Vander Meer 1 0.4% P 1st
Cy Williams 1 0.4% P 2nd
Steve Yerkes 1 0.4% P 1st

Source: National Baseball Hall of Fame. Special thanks to Keith Hemmelman for compiling the data.

Hall of Fame References

Baseball's Hall of Fame: Cooperstown--Where the Legends Live Forever by Lowell Reidenbaugh
A Legend for the Legendary: The Origin of the Baseball Hall of Fame by James A. Vlasich
The Politics Of Glory, How Baseball Hall Of Fame Really Works by Bill James
Whatever Happened To The Hall Of Fame? by Bill James

Out by a Step: The 100 Best Players Not in the Baseball Hall of Fame
by Mike Shalin
Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia
by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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HALL OF FAME

Ed Delahanty was one of 10 new members for 1945.

Total ballots cast: 247

Ballots necessary for election: 186


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