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1975 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Ralph Kiner was voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by only two votes in 1975. Robin Roberts fell just 9 votes short in his third attempt.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 272 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Ralph Kiner 273 75.4% P 15th
Robin Roberts 263 72.7% P 3rd
Bob Lemon 233 64.4% P 13th
Gil Hodges 188 51.9% P 7th
Enos Slaughter 177 48.9% P 11th
Hal Newhouser 155 42.8% P 14th
Pee Wee Reese 154 42.5% P 13th
Eddie Mathews 148 40.9% P 2nd
Phil Cavarretta 129 35.6% P 14th
Duke Snider 129 35.6% P 6th
Johnny Sain 123 34.0% P 10th
Phil Rizzuto 117 32.3% P 15th
George Kell 114 31.5% P 13th
Red Schoendienst 94 26.0% P 7th
Richie Ashburn 76 21.0% P 8th
Don Drysdale 76 21.0% P 1st
Nellie Fox 76 21.0% P 5th
Roger Maris 70 19.3% P 2nd
Alvin Dark 48 13.3% P 11th
Vic Raschi 37 10.2% P 9th
Ted Kluszewski 33 9.1% P 9th
Elston Howard 23 6.4% P 2nd
Don Larsen 23 6.4% P 2nd
Mickey Vernon 22 6.1% P 11th
Walker Cooper 13 3.6% P 8th
Lew Burdette 11 3.0% P 3rd
Don Newcombe 11 3.0% P 11th
Bobby Thomson 10 2.8% P 11th
Ken Boyer 9 2.5% P 1st
Harvey Haddix 8 2.2% P 5th
Will White 7 1.9% P 1st
Vern Law 6 1.7% P 3rd
Vic Wertz 5 1.4% P 6th
Dick Groat 4 1.1% P 3rd
Johnny Podres 3 0.8% P 1st
Rocky Colavito 1 0.3% P 2nd
Bill Virdon 1 0.3% P 2nd

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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Picture of postcard courtesy of LCPC

Total ballots cast: 362

Ballots necessary for election: 272

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