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"I'm superstitious. Every night after I got a hit I ate Tex-Mex food and drank tequila. I had to stop hitting or die."
--Tim Flannery, Padres infielder on the end of his hitting streak


1951 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Both Mel Ott and Jimmie Foxx were voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1951.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 170 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Mel Ott 197 87.2% P 4th
Jimmie Foxx 179 79.2% P 8th
Paul Waner 162 71.7% P 6th
Harry Heilmann 153 67.7% P 12th
Bill Terry 148 65.5% P 12th
Dizzy Dean 145 64.2% P 10th
Bill Dickey 118 52.2% P 8th
Al Simmons 116 51.3% P 8th
Rabbit Maranville 110 48.7% P 13th
Ted Lyons 71 31.4% P 7th
Dazzy Vance 70 31.0% P 13th
Hank Greenberg 67 29.6% P 5th
Gabby Hartnett 57 25.2% P 9th
Joe Cronin 44 19.5% P 6th
Ray Schalk 37 16.4% P 13th
Chief Bender 35 15.5% P 13th
Ross Youngs 34 15.0% P 13th
Max Carey 27 11.9% P 8th
Tony Lazzeri 27 11.9% P 7th
Hank Gowdy 26 11.5% P 10th
Lefty Gomez 23 10.2% P 7th
Edd Roush 21 9.3% P 12th
Hack Wilson 21 9.3% P 8th
Pepper Martin 19 8.4% P 7th
Zack Wheat 19 8.4% P 11th
Chuck Klein 15 6.6% P 4th
Waite Hoyt 13 5.8% P 7th
Lefty O'Doul 13 5.8% P 4th
Babe Adams 12 5.3% P 11th
Dave Bancroft 9 4.0% P 8th
Charlie Grimm 9 4.0% P 7th
Bucky Harris 9 4.0% M 6th
Red Ruffing 9 4.0% P 5th
Frank Baker 8 3.5% P 12th
Kiki Cuyler 8 3.5% P 4th
Red Faber 8 3.5% P 8th
Bill McKechnie 8 3.5% M 4th
Casey Stengel 8 3.5% M 7th
Cy Williams 7 3.1% P 6th
Jim Bottomley 6 2.7% P 4th
Red Rolfe 6 2.7% P 2nd
Burleigh Grimes 5 2.2% P 7th
Eppa Rixey 5 2.2% P 8th
Joe Wood 5 2.2% P 9th
Art Fletcher 4 1.8% P 8th
Travis Jackson 4 1.8% P 4th
Art Nehf 4 1.8% P 6th
Al Schacht 4 1.8% P 3rd
Billy Southworth 4 1.8% P 5th
Jimmie Dykes 3 1.3% P 4th
Stan Hack 3 1.3% P 4th
Harry Hooper 3 1.3% P 6th
Dickie Kerr 3 1.3% P 7th
Ernie Lombardi 3 1.3% P 2nd
Rube Marquard 3 1.3% P 9th
Stuffy McInnis 3 1.3% P 7th
Steve O'Neill 3 1.3% P 4th
Duffy Lewis 2 0.9% P 5th
Sherry Magee 2 0.9% P 8th
Everett Scott 2 0.9% P 9th
George Selkirk 2 0.9% P 4th
Jimmie Wilson 2 0.9% P 4th
Dick Bartell 1 0.4% P 2nd
Spud Chandler 1 0.4% P 2nd
Jack Coombs 1 0.4% P 5th
Wilbur Cooper 1 0.4% P 5th
Jake Daubert 1 0.4% P 6th
Paul Derringer 1 0.4% P 3rd
Howard Ehmke 1 0.4% P 3rd
Charlie Gelbert 1 0.4% P 4th
Chick Hafey 1 0.4% P 4th
Mel Harder 1 0.4% P 3rd
Babe Herman 1 0.4% P 5th
Pinky Higgins 1 0.4% P 2nd
Tim Jordan 1 0.4% P 1st
Joe McCarthy 1 0.4% M 3rd
Clyde Milan 1 0.4% P 3rd
Satchel Paige 1 0.4% P 1st
Hub Pruett 1 0.4% P 3rd
Sam Rice 1 0.4% P 5th
Eddie Rommel 1 0.4% P 4th
Dick Rudolph 1 0.4% P 2nd
Muddy Ruel 1 0.4% P 3rd
Bill Sherdel 1 0.4% P 4th
Lloyd Waner 1 0.4% P 3rd
Glenn Wright 1 0.4% P 4th

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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Total ballots cast: 226

Ballots necessary for election: 170

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