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1968 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Joe Medwick was voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1968. Roy Campanella fell eight votes short in his 6th attempt.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 213 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Joe Medwick 240 84.8% P 11th
Roy Campanella 205 72.4% P 6th
Lou Boudreau 146 51.6% P 10th
Enos Slaughter 129 45.6% P 4th
Ralph Kiner 118 41.7% P 8th
Johnny Mize 103 36.4% P 8th
Allie Reynolds 95 33.6% P 9th
Marty Marion 89 31.4% P 9th
Arky Vaughan 82 29.0% P 13th
Pee Wee Reese 81 28.6% P 6th
Johnny Vander Meer 79 27.9% P 11th
Joe Gordon 77 27.2% P 12th
Phil Rizzuto 74 26.1% P 8th
Hal Newhouser 67 23.7% P 7th
Bucky Walters 67 23.7% P 13th
Bobby Doerr 48 17.0% P 11th
George Kell 47 16.6% P 6th
Bob Lemon 47 16.6% P 6th
Alvin Dark 36 12.7% P 4th
Terry Moore 33 11.7% P 8th
Phil Cavarretta 23 8.1% P 7th
Tommy Henrich 22 7.8% P 8th
Bobo Newsom 22 7.8% P 8th
Mickey Vernon 22 7.8% P 4th
Frankie Crosetti 15 5.3% P 6th
Ted Kluszewski 14 4.9% P 2nd
Bobby Thomson 13 4.6% P 4th
Charlie Keller 11 3.9% P 7th
Sal Maglie 11 3.9% P 2nd
Carl Erskine 9 3.2% P 2nd
Don Newcombe 9 3.2% P 4th
Walker Cooper 8 2.8% P 1st
Dom DiMaggio 8 2.8% P 4th
Johnny Sain 7 2.5% P 3rd
Richie Ashburn 6 2.1% P 1st
Schoolboy Rowe 6 2.1% P 3rd
Dixie Walker 6 2.1% P 3rd
Ewell Blackwell 5 1.8% P 1st
Dutch Leonard 5 1.8% P 2nd
Gil McDougald 4 1.4% P 3rd
Wally Moses 4 1.4% P 3rd
Harry Brecheen 3 1.1% P 2nd
Jackie Jensen 3 1.1% P 2nd
Frank McCormick 3 1.1% P 4th
Augie Galan 2 0.7% P 1st
Ed Lopat 2 0.7% P 1st
Preacher Roe 2 0.7% P 3rd
Vic Raschi 1 0.4% 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: 283

Ballots necessary for election: 213

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