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1952 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Harry Heilmann and Paul Waner were voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1952.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 176 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Harry Heilmann 203 86.8% P 13th
Paul Waner 195 83.3% P 7th
Bill Terry 155 66.2% P 13th
Dizzy Dean 152 65.0% P 11th
Al Simmons 141 60.3% P 9th
Bill Dickey 139 59.4% P 9th
Rabbit Maranville 133 56.8% P 14th
Dazzy Vance 105 44.9% P 14th
Ted Lyons 101 43.2% P 8th
Gabby Hartnett 77 32.9% P 10th
Hank Greenberg 75 32.1% P 6th
Chief Bender 70 29.9% P 14th
Joe Cronin 48 20.5% P 7th
Ray Schalk 44 18.8% P 14th
Max Carey 36 15.4% P 9th
Hank Gowdy 34 14.5% P 11th
Ross Youngs 34 14.5% P 14th
Pepper Martin 31 13.2% P 8th
Zack Wheat 30 12.8% P 12th
Lefty Gomez 29 12.4% P 8th
Tony Lazzeri 29 12.4% P 8th
Casey Stengel 27 11.5% M 8th
Edd Roush 24 10.3% P 13th
Hack Wilson 21 9.0% P 9th
Chuck Klein 19 8.1% P 5th
Lefty O'Doul 19 8.1% P 5th
Bucky Harris 12 5.1% M 7th
Waite Hoyt 12 5.1% P 8th
Dave Bancroft 11 4.7% P 9th
Duffy Lewis 11 4.7% P 6th
Kiki Cuyler 10 4.3% P 5th
Mel Harder 10 4.3% P 4th
Steve O'Neill 10 4.3% P 5th
Red Ruffing 10 4.3% P 6th
Babe Adams 9 3.8% P 12th
Red Faber 9 3.8% P 9th
Burleigh Grimes 9 3.8% P 8th
Dickie Kerr 9 3.8% P 8th
Rube Marquard 9 3.8% P 10th
Jim Bottomley 7 3.0% P 5th
Jimmie Wilson 7 3.0% P 5th
Charlie Grimm 6 2.6% P 8th
Jimmie Dykes 5 2.1% P 5th
Tommy Henrich 4 1.7% P 1st
Red Rolfe 4 1.7% P 3rd
Everett Scott 4 1.7% P 10th
Cy Williams 4 1.7% P 7th
Babe Herman 3 1.3% P 6th
Art Nehf 3 1.3% P 7th
Eppa Rixey 3 1.3% P 9th
Bucky Walters 3 1.3% P 2nd
Earl Averill 2 0.9% P 2nd
Wilbur Cooper 2 0.9% P 6th
Al Lopez 2 0.9% M 2nd
Roger Peckinpaugh 2 0.9% P 6th
Eddie Rommel 2 0.9% P 5th
Lloyd Waner 2 0.9% P 4th
Ben Chapman 1 0.4% P 2nd
Earle Combs 1 0.4% P 8th
Frankie Crosetti 1 0.4% P 2nd
Leo Durocher 1 0.4% M 3rd
Howard Ehmke 1 0.4% P 4th
Mike Gonzalez 1 0.4% P 2nd
Chick Hafey 1 0.4% P 5th
Travis Jackson 1 0.4% P 5th
Dolf Luque 1 0.4% P 5th
Bob Meusel 1 0.4% P 7th
Clyde Milan 1 0.4% P 4th
Hub Pruett 1 0.4% P 4th
Sam Rice 1 0.4% P 6th
Muddy Ruel 1 0.4% P 4th
George Selkirk 1 0.4% P 5th
Billy Southworth 1 0.4% P 6th
Billy Werber 1 0.4% P 3rd
Glenn Wright 1 0.4% P 5th

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: 234

Ballots necessary for election: 176

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