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1980 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Al Kaline and Duke Snider were voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1980.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 289 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Al Kaline 340 88.3% P 1st
Duke Snider 333 86.5% P 11th
Don Drysdale 238 61.8% P 6th
Gil Hodges 230 59.7% P 12th
Hoyt Wilhelm 209 54.3% P 3rd
Jim Bunning 177 46.0% P 4th
Red Schoendienst 164 42.6% P 12th
Nellie Fox 161 41.8% P 10th
Maury Wills 146 37.9% P 3rd
Richie Ashburn 134 34.8% P 13th
Luis Aparicio 124 32.2% P 2nd
Roger Maris 111 28.8% P 7th
Mickey Vernon 96 24.9% P 16th
Harvey Kuenn 83 21.6% P 4th
Lew Burdette 66 17.1% P 8th
Don Newcombe 59 15.3% P 16th
Ted Kluszewski 50 13.0% P 14th
Orlando Cepeda 48 12.5% P 1st
Alvin Dark 43 11.2% P 16th
Bill Mazeroski 33 8.6% P 3rd
Don Larsen 31 8.1% P 7th
Elston Howard 29 7.5% P 7th
ElRoy Face 21 5.5% P 5th
Ron Santo 15 3.9% P 1st
Norm Cash 6 1.6% P 1st
Matty Alou 5 1.3% P 1st
Felipe Alou 3 0.8% P 1st
Mel Stottlemyre 3 0.8% P 1st
Steve Blass 2 0.5% P 1st
Jim Hickman 1 0.3% P 1st
Sonny Jackson 1 0.3% P 1st
Don McMahon 1 0.3% P 1st
Jack Aker 0 0.0% P 1st
Steve Barber 0 0.0% P 1st
Bob Barton 0 0.0% P 1st
John Boccabella 0 0.0% P 1st
Larry Brown 0 0.0% P 1st
Chris Cannizarro 0 0.0% P 1st
Paul Casanova 0 0.0% P 1st
Horace Clarke 0 0.0% P 1st
Johnny Edwards 0 0.0% P 1st
Phil Gagliano 0 0.0% P 1st
Jim Gosger 0 0.0% P 1st
Jim Ray Hart 0 0.0% P 1st
Ron Hunt 0 0.0% P 1st
John Kennedy 0 0.0% P 1st
Andy Kosco 0 0.0% P 1st
Lew Krausse 0 0.0% P 1st
Frank Linzy 0 0.0% P 1st
Denis Menke 0 0.0% P 1st
Bob Miller 0 0.0% P 1st
Norm Miller 0 0.0% P 1st
Ivan Murrell 0 0.0% P 1st
Juan Pizarro 0 0.0% P 1st
Rick Reichardt 0 0.0% P 1st
Pete Richert 0 0.0% P 1st
Mike Ryan 0 0.0% P 1st
Paul Schaal 0 0.0% P 1st
Dick Selma 0 0.0% P 1st
Duke Sims 0 0.0% P 1st
Bob Veale 0 0.0% 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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Kaline finished one homer shy of 400, 2 doubles shy of 500, and just a few points shy of .300, but his 3007 hits made him an automatic choice for the Hall.

Photo by Arthur Rickerby 2006

Total ballots cast: 385

Ballots necessary for election: 289

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