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1966 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Ted Williams was voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1966.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 227 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Ted Williams 282 93.4% P 1st
Red Ruffing 208 68.9% P 16th
Roy Campanella 197 65.2% P 3rd
Joe Medwick 187 61.9% P 8th
Lou Boudreau 115 38.1% P 7th
Al Lopez 109 36.1% M 10th
Enos Slaughter 100 33.1% P 1st
Pee Wee Reese 95 31.5% P 3rd
Marty Marion 86 28.5% P 6th
Johnny Mize 81 26.8% P 5th
Ralph Kiner 74 24.5% P 5th
Johnny Vander Meer 72 23.8% P 8th
Allie Reynolds 60 19.9% P 6th
Bucky Walters 56 18.5% P 10th
Phil Rizzuto 54 17.9% P 5th
Arky Vaughan 36 11.9% P 10th
Mel Harder 34 11.3% P 11th
Ernie Lombardi 34 11.3% P 9th
Hal Newhouser 32 10.6% P 4th
Joe Gordon 31 10.3% P 9th
Bobby Doerr 30 9.9% P 8th
George Kell 29 9.6% P 3rd
Billy Herman 28 9.3% P 7th
Bobo Newsom 25 8.3% P 5th
Bob Lemon 21 7.0% P 3rd
Mickey Vernon 20 6.6% P 1st
Alvin Dark 17 5.6% P 1st
Tommy Bridges 16 5.3% P 7th
Bobby Thomson 12 4.0% P 1st
Phil Cavarretta 9 3.0% P 4th
Larry Doby 7 2.3% P 1st
Don Newcombe 7 2.3% P 1st
Carl Erskine 6 2.0% P 1st
Jim Hegan 5 1.7% P 1st
Gil McDougald 5 1.7% P 1st
Grady Hatton 4 1.3% P 1st
Whitey Lockman 4 1.3% P 1st
Hank Sauer 4 1.3% P 1st
Del Ennis 3 1.0% P 1st
Carl Furillo 2 0.7% P 1st
Marv Grissom 2 0.7% P 1st
Morrie Martin 2 0.7% P 1st
Andy Pafko 2 0.7% P 1st
Del Rice 2 0.7% P 1st
Bobby Adams 1 0.3% P 1st
Chico Carrasquel 1 0.3% P 1st
Jim Hearn 1 0.3% P 1st
Solly Hemus 1 0.3% P 1st
Bob Porterfield 1 0.3% P 1st

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: 227

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