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1971 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Yogi Berra, who had the most votes, finished 28 votes shy of winning enshrinement into National Baseball Hall of Fame for 1971.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 270 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Yogi Berra 242 67.2% P 1st
Early Wynn 240 66.7% P 3rd
Ralph Kiner 212 58.9% P 11th
Gil Hodges 180 50.0% P 3rd
Enos Slaughter 165 45.8% P 7th
Johnny Mize 157 43.6% P 11th
Pee Wee Reese 127 35.3% P 9th
Marty Marion 123 34.2% P 12th
Red Schoendienst 123 34.2% P 3rd
Allie Reynolds 110 30.6% P 12th
George Kell 105 29.2% P 9th
Johnny Vander Meer 98 27.2% P 14th
Hal Newhouser 94 26.1% P 10th
Phil Rizzuto 92 25.6% P 11th
Bob Lemon 90 25.0% P 9th
Duke Snider 89 24.7% P 2nd
Phil Cavarretta 83 23.1% P 10th
Bobby Doerr 78 21.7% P 14th
Alvin Dark 54 15.0% P 7th
Nellie Fox 39 10.8% P 1st
Bobo Newsom 17 4.7% P 11th
Dom DiMaggio 15 4.2% P 7th
Charlie Keller 14 3.9% P 10th
Mickey Vernon 12 3.3% P 7th
Johnny Sain 11 3.1% P 6th
Richie Ashburn 10 2.8% P 4th
Harvey Haddix 10 2.8% P 1st
Ted Kluszewski 9 2.5% P 5th
Don Newcombe 8 2.2% P 7th
Harry Brecheen 7 1.9% P 5th
Walker Cooper 7 1.9% P 4th
Wally Moses 7 1.9% P 6th
Billy Pierce 7 1.9% P 2nd
Carl Furillo 5 1.4% P 4th
Bobby Shantz 5 1.4% P 2nd
Ed Lopat 4 1.1% P 4th
Gil McDougald 4 1.1% P 6th
Roy Sievers 4 1.1% P 1st
Bobby Thomson 4 1.1% P 7th
Carl Erskine 3 0.8% P 5th
Dutch Leonard 3 0.8% P 5th
Preacher Roe 3 0.8% P 5th
Jackie Jensen 2 0.6% P 5th
Wally Moon 2 0.6% P 1st
Vic Power 2 0.6% P 1st
Vic Raschi 2 0.6% P 5th
Vic Wertz 2 0.6% P 2nd
Bill Bruton 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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Total ballots cast: 360

Ballots necessary for election: 270

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