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1953 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Dizzy Dean and Al Simmons were voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1953.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 198 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

VOTING RESULTS...
NAME VOTES % CAT. TIMES
Dizzy Dean 209 79.2% P 12th
Al Simmons 199 75.4% P 10th
Bill Terry 191 72.3% P 14th
Bill Dickey 179 67.8% P 10th
Rabbit Maranville 164 62.1% P 15th
Dazzy Vance 150 56.8% P 15th
Ted Lyons 139 52.7% P 9th
Joe DiMaggio 117 44.3% P 2nd
Chief Bender 104 39.4% P 15th
Gabby Hartnett 104 39.4% P 11th
Hank Greenberg 80 30.3% P 7th
Joe Cronin 69 26.1% P 8th
Casey Stengel 61 23.1% M 9th
Hank Gowdy 58 22.0% P 12th
Max Carey 55 20.8% P 10th
Ray Schalk 52 19.7% P 15th
Pepper Martin 43 16.3% P 9th
Hack Wilson 43 16.3% P 10th
Lefty Gomez 35 13.3% P 9th
Edd Roush 32 12.1% P 14th
Zack Wheat 32 12.1% P 13th
Ross Youngs 31 11.7% P 15th
Tony Lazzeri 28 10.6% P 9th
Red Ruffing 24 9.1% P 7th
Bucky Harris 21 8.0% M 8th
Duffy Lewis 20 7.6% P 7th
Rube Marquard 19 7.2% P 11th
Kiki Cuyler 18 6.8% P 6th
Babe Adams 17 6.4% P 13th
Waite Hoyt 14 5.3% P 9th
Dickie Kerr 13 4.9% P 9th
Steve O'Neill 13 4.9% P 6th
Lefty O'Doul 11 4.2% P 6th
Dave Bancroft 10 3.8% P 10th
Jim Bottomley 10 3.8% P 6th
Tommy Henrich 10 3.8% P 2nd
Bucky Walters 10 3.8% P 3rd
Jimmie Wilson 10 3.8% P 6th
Wilbur Cooper 9 3.4% P 7th
Red Faber 9 3.4% P 10th
Burleigh Grimes 9 3.4% P 9th
Charlie Grimm 9 3.4% P 9th
Mel Harder 8 3.0% P 5th
Muddy Ruel 8 3.0% P 5th
Jimmie Dykes 5 1.9% P 6th
Red Rolfe 5 1.9% P 4th
Everett Scott 5 1.9% P 11th
Jesse Haines 4 1.5% P 6th
Art Nehf 4 1.5% P 8th
Cy Williams 4 1.5% P 8th
Earle Combs 3 1.1% P 9th
Howard Ehmke 3 1.1% P 5th
Sam Rice 3 1.1% P 7th
Eppa Rixey 3 1.1% P 10th
Glenn Wright 3 1.1% P 6th
Luke Appling 2 0.8% P 1st
Bobby Doerr 2 0.8% P 1st
Chick Hafey 2 0.8% P 6th
Babe Herman 2 0.8% P 7th
Travis Jackson 2 0.8% P 6th
Al Lopez 2 0.8% M 3rd
Roger Peckinpaugh 2 0.8% P 7th
Billy Southworth 2 0.8% P 7th
Nick Altrock 1 0.4% P 4th
Donie Bush 1 0.4% P 6th
Mike Gonzalez 1 0.4% P 3rd
Charlie Keller 1 0.4% P 1st
Johnny Kling 1 0.4% P 9th
Bill Lange 1 0.4% P 2nd
Dolf Luque 1 0.4% P 6th
Joe McCarthy 1 0.4% M 4th
Clyde Milan 1 0.4% P 5th
Terry Moore 1 0.4% P 2nd
Charley O'Leary 1 0.4% P 1st
Hub Pruett 1 0.4% P 5th
Dave Robertson 1 0.4% P 1st
Eddie Rommel 1 0.4% P 6th
Germany Schaefer 1 0.4% P 2nd
George Selkirk 1 0.4% P 6th
Bill Sherdel 1 0.4% P 5th
Gabby Street 1 0.4% P 3rd
Arky Vaughan 1 0.4% P 1st
Bill Wambsganss 1 0.4% P 3rd

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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Ballots necessary for election: 198


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