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1970 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Lou Boudreau was voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1970.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 225 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Lou Boudreau 232 77.3% P 12th
Ralph Kiner 167 55.7% P 10th
Gil Hodges 145 48.3% P 2nd
Early Wynn 140 46.7% P 2nd
Enos Slaughter 133 44.3% P 6th
Johnny Mize 126 42.0% P 10th
Marty Marion 120 40.0% P 11th
Pee Wee Reese 97 32.3% P 8th
Red Schoendienst 97 32.3% P 2nd
George Kell 90 30.0% P 8th
Allie Reynolds 89 29.7% P 11th
Johnny Vander Meer 88 29.3% P 13th
Hal Newhouser 80 26.7% P 9th
Joe Gordon 79 26.3% P 14th
Phil Rizzuto 79 26.3% P 10th
Bobby Doerr 75 25.0% P 13th
Bob Lemon 75 25.0% P 8th
Tommy Henrich 62 20.7% P 10th
Alvin Dark 55 18.3% P 6th
Phil Cavarretta 51 17.0% P 9th
Duke Snider 51 17.0% P 1st
Bucky Walters 29 9.7% P 15th
Dom DiMaggio 15 5.0% P 6th
Ewell Blackwell 14 4.7% P 3rd
Bobo Newsom 12 4.0% P 10th
Richie Ashburn 11 3.7% P 3rd
Mickey Vernon 10 3.3% P 6th
Walker Cooper 9 3.0% P 3rd
Johnny Sain 9 3.0% P 5th
Ted Kluszewski 8 2.7% P 4th
Charlie Keller 7 2.3% P 9th
Bobby Shantz 7 2.3% P 1st
Dutch Leonard 5 1.7% P 4th
Wally Moses 5 1.7% P 5th
Don Newcombe 5 1.7% P 6th
Billy Pierce 5 1.7% P 1st
Bobby Thomson 4 1.3% P 6th
Harry Brecheen 3 1.0% P 4th
Augie Galan 3 1.0% P 2nd
Carl Erskine 2 0.7% P 4th
Carl Furillo 2 0.7% P 3rd
Vic Wertz 2 0.7% P 1st
Jackie Jensen 1 0.3% P 4th
Ed Lopat 1 0.3% P 3rd
Gil McDougald 1 0.3% P 5th
Preacher Roe 1 0.3% 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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Lou Boudreau as seen on his '60 Fleer baseball card.

Total ballots cast: 300

Ballots necessary for election: 225

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