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1954 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Rabbit Maranville, Bill Dickey and Bill Terry were voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1954.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 189 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Rabbit Maranville 209 82.9% P 16th
Bill Dickey 202 80.2% P 11th
Bill Terry 195 77.4% P 15th
Joe DiMaggio 175 69.4% P 3rd
Ted Lyons 170 67.5% P 10th
Dazzy Vance 158 62.7% P 16th
Gabby Hartnett 151 59.9% P 12th
Hank Greenberg 97 38.5% P 8th
Joe Cronin 85 33.7% P 9th
Max Carey 55 21.8% P 11th
Ray Schalk 54 21.4% P 16th
Edd Roush 52 20.6% P 15th
Hank Gowdy 51 20.2% P 13th
Hack Wilson 48 19.0% P 11th
Lefty Gomez 38 15.1% P 10th
Ross Youngs 34 13.5% P 16th
Zack Wheat 33 13.1% P 14th
Tony Lazzeri 30 11.9% P 10th
Red Ruffing 29 11.5% P 8th
Kiki Cuyler 20 7.9% P 7th
Duffy Lewis 20 7.9% P 8th
Jim Bottomley 16 6.3% P 7th
Rube Marquard 15 6.0% P 12th
Waite Hoyt 14 5.6% P 10th
Babe Adams 13 5.2% P 14th
Dickie Kerr 13 5.2% P 10th
Red Faber 12 4.8% P 11th
Chuck Klein 11 4.4% P 6th
Dave Bancroft 10 4.0% P 11th
Sam Rice 9 3.6% P 8th
Jimmie Wilson 8 3.2% P 7th
Wilbur Cooper 7 2.8% P 8th
Art Nehf 7 2.8% P 9th
Jesse Haines 6 2.4% P 7th
Eppa Rixey 5 2.0% P 11th
Muddy Ruel 5 2.0% P 6th
Howard Ehmke 4 1.6% P 6th
Everett Scott 4 1.6% P 12th
Bill Wambsganss 4 1.6% P 4th
Cy Williams 4 1.6% P 9th
Clyde Milan 3 1.2% P 6th
Nick Altrock 2 0.8% P 5th
Chick Hafey 2 0.8% P 7th
Arky Vaughan 2 0.8% P 2nd
Lu Blue 1 0.4% P 1st
Ossie Bluege 1 0.4% P 3rd
Goose Goslin 1 0.4% P 4th
Heinie Groh 1 0.4% P 6th
Babe Herman 1 0.4% P 8th
Travis Jackson 1 0.4% P 7th
Roger Peckinpaugh 1 0.4% P 8th
Joe Sewell 1 0.4% P 3rd
Glenn Wright 1 0.4% P 7th

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: 252

Ballots necessary for election: 189

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