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1967 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Red Ruffing was voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1967, but only after another runoff vote.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 219 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Joe Medwick 212 72.6% P 9th
Red Ruffing 212 72.6% P 17th
Roy Campanella 204 69.9% P 4th
Lou Boudreau 143 49.0% P 8th
Ralph Kiner 124 42.5% P 6th
Enos Slaughter 123 42.1% P 2nd
Al Lopez 114 39.0% M 11th
Marty Marion 90 30.8% P 7th
Johnny Mize 89 30.5% P 6th
Pee Wee Reese 89 30.5% P 4th
Johnny Vander Meer 87 29.8% P 9th
Allie Reynolds 77 26.4% P 7th
Phil Rizzuto 71 24.3% P 6th
Joe Gordon 66 22.6% P 10th
Bucky Walters 65 22.3% P 11th
Hal Newhouser 62 21.2% P 5th
Billy Herman 59 20.2% P 8th
Mel Harder 52 17.8% P 12th
Arky Vaughan 46 15.8% P 11th
Ernie Lombardi 43 14.7% P 10th
George Kell 40 13.7% P 4th
Alvin Dark 38 13.0% P 2nd
Bobby Doerr 35 12.0% P 9th
Bob Lemon 35 12.0% P 4th
Hank Bauer 23 7.9% P 1st
Bobo Newsom 19 6.5% P 6th
Don Newcombe 18 6.2% P 2nd
Phil Cavarretta 15 5.1% P 5th
Mickey Vernon 14 4.8% P 2nd
Larry Doby 10 3.4% P 2nd
Bobby Thomson 10 3.4% P 2nd
Ted Kluszewski 9 3.1% P 1st
Gil McDougald 4 1.4% P 2nd
Jackie Jensen 3 1.0% P 1st
Terry Moore 3 1.0% P 7th
Del Ennis 2 0.7% P 2nd
Carl Furillo 2 0.7% P 2nd
Jim Hegan 2 0.7% P 2nd
Earl Torgeson 2 0.7% P 1st
Elmer Valo 2 0.7% P 1st
Clint Courtney 1 0.3% P 1st
Walt Dropo 1 0.3% P 1st
Ned Garver 1 0.3% P 1st
Grady Hatton 1 0.3% P 2nd
Jim Hearn 1 0.3% P 2nd
Billy Martin 1 0.3% P 1st
Andy Pafko 1 0.3% P 2nd

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

Run-off Ballot

As with previous years, a runoff ballot was held with the former player with the most votes - regardless of percentage - gaining induction. Those who had received at least 10 votes the first time around were eligible for the runoff. Though Joe Medwick and Red Ruffing received the same number of votes in the first ballot, Ruffing pulled away to easily win this second ballot. It was Ruffing's 18th attempt!

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

Red Ruffing 266 86.9% P 18th
Joe Medwick 248 81.0% P 10th
Roy Campanella 170 55.6% P 5th
Lou Boudreau 68 22.2% P 9th
Al Lopez 50 16.3% M 12th
Enos Slaughter 48 15.7% P 3rd
Ralph Kiner 41 13.4% P 7th
Johnny Vander Meer 35 11.4% P 10th
Ernie Lombardi 25 8.2% P 11th
Bucky Walters 24 7.8% P 12th
Marty Marion 22 7.2% P 8th
Allie Reynolds 19 6.2% P 8th
Arky Vaughan 19 6.2% P 12th
Pee Wee Reese 16 5.2% P 5th
Bobby Doerr 15 4.9% P 10th
Mel Harder 14 4.6% P 13th
Billy Herman 14 4.6% P 9th
Johnny Mize 14 4.6% P 7th
Phil Rizzuto 14 4.6% P 7th
Joe Gordon 13 4.2% P 11th
Hal Newhouser 13 4.2% P 6th
George Kell 11 3.6% P 5th
Hank Bauer 9 2.9% P 2nd
Alvin Dark 7 2.3% P 3rd
Bob Lemon 7 2.3% P 5th
Bobo Newsom 6 2.0% P 7th
Phil Cavarretta 4 1.3% P 6th
Don Newcombe 2 0.7% P 3rd
Mickey Vernon 2 0.7% P 3rd
Larry Doby 1 0.3% P 3rd
Bobby Thomson 1 0.3% 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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Total ballots cast: 292

Ballots necessary for election: 219

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