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1964 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Luke Appling was voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1964, but only after a second ballot.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 151 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Luke Appling 142 70.6% P 7th
Red Ruffing 141 70.1% P 14th
Roy Campanella 115 57.2% P 1st
Joe Medwick 108 53.7% P 6th
Pee Wee Reese 73 36.3% P 1st
Lou Boudreau 68 33.8% P 5th
Al Lopez 57 28.4% M 8th
Chuck Klein 56 27.9% P 12th
Johnny Mize 54 26.9% P 3rd
Mel Harder 51 25.4% P 9th
Johnny Vander Meer 51 25.4% P 6th
Marty Marion 50 24.9% P 4th
Lloyd Waner 47 23.4% P 9th
Phil Rizzuto 45 22.4% P 3rd
Allie Reynolds 35 17.4% P 4th
Bucky Walters 35 17.4% P 8th
George Kell 33 16.4% P 1st
Ernie Lombardi 33 16.4% P 7th
Ralph Kiner 31 15.4% P 3rd
Joe Gordon 30 14.9% P 7th
Billy Herman 26 12.9% P 5th
Hal Newhouser 26 12.9% P 2nd
Bobby Doerr 24 11.9% P 6th
Bob Lemon 24 11.9% P 1st
Phil Cavarretta 22 10.9% P 2nd
Pepper Martin 19 9.5% P 14th
Bobo Newsom 17 8.5% P 3rd
Arky Vaughan 17 8.5% P 8th
Tommy Bridges 15 7.5% P 5th
Leo Durocher 15 7.5% M 8th
Terry Moore 14 7.0% P 6th
Tommy Henrich 13 6.5% P 7th
Sal Maglie 13 6.5% P 1st
Lon Warneke 13 6.5% P 5th
Doc Cramer 12 6.0% P 5th
Dom DiMaggio 12 6.0% P 3rd
Charlie Keller 12 6.0% P 6th
Fred Hutchinson 10 5.0% P 2nd
Hal Schumacher 10 5.0% P 7th
Rudy York 10 5.0% P 2nd
Vic Raschi 8 4.0% P 2nd
Spud Chandler 6 3.0% P 5th
Frank McCormick 6 3.0% P 3rd
Dixie Walker 6 3.0% P 2nd
Bob Elliott 4 2.0% P 3rd
Virgil Trucks 4 2.0% P 1st
Ellis Kinder 3 1.5% P 1st
Johnny Sain 3 1.5% P 2nd
George Case 2 1.0% P 4th
Art Houtteman 2 1.0% P 1st
Wes Westrum 2 1.0% P 1st
Steve Gromek 1 0.5% P 1st
Bob Kuzava 1 0.5% P 1st
Eddie Miksis 1 0.5% P 1st
Ron Northey 1 0.5% P 1st
Rip Sewell 1 0.5% P 3rd
Roy Smalley 1 0.5% P 1st
Dizzy Trout 1 0.5% P 1st

Source: National Baseball Hall of Fame. Special thanks to Keith Hemmelman for compiling the data.

Second Ballot

A run-off ballot of the top 30 finishers in the first ballot was held. Although both Red Ruffing and Luke Appling received more than 75% of the vote, only Appling was allowed in as the rules of this runoff was designed to determine a one winner regardless of the percent of the vote received.

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The top vote-getter was the winner. (Winners in bold.)

Luke Appling 189 84.0% P 8th
Red Ruffing 184 81.8% P 15th
Roy Campanella 138 61.3% P 2nd
Joe Medwick 130 57.8% P 7th
Pee Wee Reese 47 20.9% P 2nd
Lou Boudreau 43 19.1% P 6th
Al Lopez 34 15.1% M 9th
Johnny Vander Meer 20 8.9% P 7th
Chuck Klein 18 8.0% P 13th
Marty Marion 17 7.6% P 5th
Mel Harder 14 6.2% P 10th
Johnny Mize 12 5.3% P 4th
Lloyd Waner 12 5.3% P 10th
Phil Rizzuto 11 4.9% P 4th
Billy Herman 9 4.0% P 6th
Ernie Lombardi 9 4.0% P 8th
George Kell 8 3.6% P 2nd
Bucky Walters 8 3.6% P 9th
Allie Reynolds 6 2.7% P 5th
Arky Vaughan 6 2.7% P 9th
Bobby Doerr 5 2.2% P 7th
Pepper Martin 5 2.2% P 15th
Ralph Kiner 3 1.3% P 4th
Bob Lemon 3 1.3% P 2nd
Hal Newhouser 3 1.3% P 3rd
Leo Durocher 2 0.9% M 9th
Tommy Bridges 1 0.4% P 6th
Phil Cavarretta 1 0.4% P 3rd
Joe Gordon 1 0.4% P 8th
Bobo Newsom 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: 201

Ballots necessary for election: 151

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