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1973 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Warren Spahn was voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1973. Roberto Clemente was elected with 393 out of 424 votes in a special ballot that included only him.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 285 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Warren Spahn 316 83.2% P 2nd
Whitey Ford 255 67.1% P 1st
Ralph Kiner 235 61.8% P 13th
Gil Hodges 218 57.4% P 5th
Robin Roberts 213 56.1% P 1st
Bob Lemon 177 46.6% P 11th
Johnny Mize 157 41.3% P 13th
Enos Slaughter 145 38.2% P 9th
Marty Marion 127 33.4% P 14th
Pee Wee Reese 126 33.2% P 11th
George Kell 114 30.0% P 11th
Phil Rizzuto 111 29.2% P 13th
Duke Snider 101 26.6% P 4th
Red Schoendienst 96 25.3% P 5th
Allie Reynolds 93 24.5% P 14th
Hal Newhouser 79 20.8% P 12th
Phil Cavarretta 73 19.2% P 12th
Nellie Fox 73 19.2% P 3rd
Alvin Dark 53 13.9% P 9th
Johnny Sain 47 12.4% P 8th
Dom DiMaggio 43 11.3% P 9th
Bobo Newsom 33 8.7% P 13th
Richie Ashburn 25 6.6% P 6th
Mickey Vernon 23 6.1% P 9th
Ted Kluszewski 14 3.7% P 7th
Lew Burdette 12 3.2% P 1st
Don Newcombe 11 2.9% P 9th
Vern Law 9 2.4% P 1st
Walker Cooper 8 2.1% P 6th
Dick Groat 7 1.8% P 1st
Vic Raschi 7 1.8% P 7th
Dutch Leonard 6 1.6% P 7th
Roy McMillan 5 1.3% P 2nd
Bobby Shantz 5 1.3% P 4th
Curt Simmons 5 1.3% P 1st
Carl Erskine 4 1.1% P 7th
Billy Pierce 4 1.1% P 4th
Harry Brecheen 3 0.8% P 7th
Bobby Thomson 3 0.8% P 9th
Gil McDougald 2 0.5% P 8th
Bobby Richardson 2 0.5% P 2nd
Vic Wertz 2 0.5% P 4th
Smoky Burgess 1 0.3% P 1st
Harvey Haddix 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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Warren Spahn

Total ballots cast: 380

Ballots necessary for election: 285

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