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1981 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Bob Gibson was voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1981.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 301 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Bob Gibson 337 84.0% P 1st
Don Drysdale 243 60.6% P 7th
Gil Hodges 241 60.1% P 13th
Harmon Killebrew 239 59.6% P 1st
Hoyt Wilhelm 238 59.4% P 4th
Juan Marichal 233 58.1% P 1st
Nellie Fox 168 41.9% P 11th
Red Schoendienst 166 41.4% P 13th
Jim Bunning 164 40.9% P 5th
Maury Wills 163 40.6% P 4th
Richie Ashburn 142 35.4% P 14th
Roger Maris 94 23.4% P 8th
Harvey Kuenn 93 23.2% P 5th
Elston Howard 83 20.7% P 8th
Orlando Cepeda 77 19.2% P 2nd
Thurman Munson 62 15.5% P 1st
Ted Kluszewski 56 14.0% P 15th
Luis Aparicio 48 12.0% P 3rd
Lew Burdette 48 12.0% P 9th
Bill Mazeroski 38 9.5% P 4th
Don Larsen 33 8.2% P 8th
Roy Face 23 5.7% P 6th
Vada Pinson 18 4.5% P 1st
Jim Perry 6 1.5% P 1st
Dave McNally 5 1.2% P 1st
Claude Osteen 2 0.5% P 1st
Glenn Beckert 1 0.2% P 1st
Gates Brown 1 0.2% P 1st
Leo Cardenas 1 0.2% P 1st
Lindy McDaniel 1 0.2% P 1st
Jim Northrup 1 0.2% P 1st
Sonny Siebert 1 0.2% P 1st
Ken Berry 0 0.0% P 1st
Johnny Briggs 0 0.0% P 1st
Bill Hands 0 0.0% P 1st
Bob Locker 0 0.0% P 1st
Dal Maxvill 0 0.0% P 1st
Dick McAuliffe 0 0.0% P 1st
Sam McDowell 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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Gibson pitched 28 complete games and had a miniscule 1.12 ERA in 1968!

Photo by Lou Sauritch, 2006

Total ballots cast: 401

Ballots necessary for election: 301

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