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1977 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Ernie Banks was voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1977.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 288 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Ernie Banks 321 83.8% P 1st
Eddie Mathews 239 62.4% P 4th
Gil Hodges 224 58.5% P 9th
Enos Slaughter 222 58.0% P 13th
Duke Snider 212 55.4% P 8th
Don Drysdale 197 51.4% P 3rd
Pee Wee Reese 163 42.6% P 15th
Nellie Fox 152 39.7% P 7th
Jim Bunning 146 38.1% P 1st
George Kell 141 36.8% P 15th
Richie Ashburn 139 36.3% P 10th
Red Schoendienst 105 27.4% P 9th
Lew Burdette 85 22.2% P 5th
Roger Maris 72 18.8% P 4th
Alvin Dark 66 17.2% P 13th
Harvey Kuenn 57 14.9% P 1st
Ted Kluszewski 55 14.4% P 11th
Mickey Vernon 52 13.6% P 13th
Walker Cooper 45 11.7% P 10th
Elston Howard 43 11.2% P 4th
Don Newcombe 43 11.2% P 13th
Don Larsen 39 10.2% P 4th
Roy Face 33 8.6% P 2nd
Curt Flood 16 4.2% P 1st
Ken Boyer 14 3.7% P 3rd
Bobby Thomson 10 2.6% P 13th
Del Crandall 8 2.1% P 2nd
Harvey Haddix 7 1.8% P 7th
Vern Law 5 1.3% P 5th
Dick Groat 4 1.0% P 5th
Vic Wertz 4 1.0% P 8th
Will White 4 1.0% P 3rd
Camilo Pascual 3 0.8% P 1st
Johnny Podres 3 0.8% 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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Photo by Lou Sauritch, 2006

Total ballots cast: 383

Ballots necessary for election: 288

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