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1955 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Joe DiMaggio, Ted Lyons, Dazzy Vance and Gabby Hartnett were voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1955.

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.)

Joe DiMaggio 223 88.8% P 4th
Ted Lyons 217 86.5% P 11th
Dazzy Vance 205 81.7% P 17th
Gabby Hartnett 195 77.7% P 13th
Hank Greenberg 157 62.5% P 9th
Joe Cronin 135 53.8% P 10th
Max Carey 119 47.4% P 12th
Ray Schalk 113 45.0% P 17th
Edd Roush 97 38.6% P 16th
Hank Gowdy 90 35.9% P 14th
Hack Wilson 81 32.3% P 12th
Lefty Gomez 71 28.3% P 11th
Tony Lazzeri 66 26.3% P 11th
Red Ruffing 60 23.9% P 9th
Zack Wheat 51 20.3% P 15th
Ross Youngs 48 19.1% P 17th
Kiki Cuyler 35 13.9% P 8th
Rube Marquard 35 13.9% P 13th
Duffy Lewis 34 13.5% P 9th
Waite Hoyt 33 13.1% P 11th
Sam Rice 28 11.2% P 9th
Red Faber 27 10.8% P 12th
Jim Bottomley 26 10.4% P 8th
Dickie Kerr 25 10.0% P 11th
Chuck Klein 25 10.0% P 7th
Babe Adams 24 9.6% P 15th
Dave Bancroft 19 7.6% P 12th
Jimmie Wilson 13 5.2% P 8th
Wilbur Cooper 11 4.4% P 9th
Muddy Ruel 11 4.4% P 7th
Jesse Haines 10 4.0% P 8th
Howard Ehmke 8 3.2% P 7th
Eppa Rixey 8 3.2% P 12th
Everett Scott 8 3.2% P 13th
Goose Goslin 7 2.8% P 5th
Art Nehf 7 2.8% P 10th
Clyde Milan 6 2.4% P 7th
Heinie Groh 5 2.0% P 7th
Babe Herman 5 2.0% P 9th
Travis Jackson 5 2.0% P 8th
Bill Wambsganss 5 2.0% P 5th
Chick Hafey 4 1.6% P 8th
Arky Vaughan 4 1.6% P 3rd
Glenn Wright 4 1.6% P 8th
Luke Appling 3 1.2% P 2nd
Burleigh Grimes 3 1.2% P 10th
Cy Williams 3 1.2% P 10th
Earl Averill 2 0.8% P 3rd
George Earnshaw 2 0.8% P 4th
Joe Judge 2 0.8% P 4th
Bob Meusel 2 0.8% P 8th
Johnny Allen 1 0.4% P 1st
Charlie Berry 1 0.4% P 1st
Max Bishop 1 0.4% P 1st
Earle Combs 1 0.4% P 10th
Jake Daubert 1 0.4% P 7th
Paul Derringer 1 0.4% P 4th
Jimmie Dykes 1 0.4% P 7th
Joe Gordon 1 0.4% P 2nd
Mule Haas 1 0.4% P 1st
Sam Jones 1 0.4% P 2nd
Roger Peckinpaugh 1 0.4% P 9th
Hal Schumacher 1 0.4% P 2nd
Joe Sewell 1 0.4% P 4th
Bill Sherdel 1 0.4% P 6th

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: 251

Ballots necessary for election: 189

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