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1976 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Robin Roberts and Bob Lemon were voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1976.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 291 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Robin Roberts 337 86.9% P 4th
Bob Lemon 305 78.6% P 14th
Gil Hodges 233 60.1% P 8th
Enos Slaughter 197 50.8% P 12th
Eddie Mathews 189 48.7% P 3rd
Pee Wee Reese 186 47.9% P 14th
Nellie Fox 174 44.8% P 6th
Duke Snider 159 41.0% P 7th
Phil Rizzuto 149 38.4% P 16th
George Kell 129 33.2% P 14th
Red Schoendienst 129 33.2% P 8th
Don Drysdale 114 29.4% P 2nd
Roger Maris 87 22.4% P 3rd
Richie Ashburn 85 21.9% P 9th
Alvin Dark 62 16.0% P 12th
Walker Cooper 56 14.4% P 9th
Elston Howard 55 14.2% P 3rd
Mickey Vernon 52 13.4% P 12th
Ted Kluszewski 50 12.9% P 10th
Don Larsen 47 12.1% P 3rd
Roy Face 23 5.9% P 1st
Lew Burdette 21 5.4% P 4th
Don Newcombe 21 5.4% P 12th
Ken Boyer 15 3.9% P 2nd
Del Crandall 15 3.9% P 1st
Vern Law 9 2.3% P 4th
Bobby Thomson 9 2.3% P 12th
Harvey Haddix 8 2.1% P 6th
Dick Groat 7 1.8% P 4th
Will White 7 1.8% P 2nd
Vic Wertz 5 1.3% P 7th
Johnny Podres 2 0.5% 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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Bob Lemon

Picture of postcard courtesy of LCPC

Total ballots cast: 388

Ballots necessary for election: 291

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