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1983 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal were voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1983. Harmon Killebrew fell just 12 votes short and seemed likely to win in 1984.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 281 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Brooks Robinson 344 92.0% P 1st
Juan Marichal 313 83.7% P 3rd
Harmon Killebrew 269 71.9% P 3rd
Luis Aparicio 252 67.4% P 5th
Hoyt Wilhelm 243 65.0% P 6th
Don Drysdale 242 64.7% P 9th
Gil Hodges 237 63.4% P 15th
Nellie Fox 173 46.3% P 13th
Billy Williams 153 40.9% P 2nd
Red Schoendienst 146 39.0% P 15th
Jim Bunning 138 36.9% P 7th
Harvey Kuenn 77 20.6% P 7th
Maury Wills 77 20.6% P 6th
Tony Oliva 75 20.1% P 2nd
Roger Maris 69 18.4% P 10th
Orlando Cepeda 59 15.8% P 4th
Bill Mazeroski 48 12.8% P 6th
Lew Burdette 43 11.5% P 11th
Roy Face 32 8.6% P 8th
Elston Howard 32 8.6% P 10th
Don Larsen 22 5.9% P 10th
Joe Torre 20 5.3% P 1st
Thurman Munson 18 4.8% P 3rd
Dick Allen 14 3.7% P 1st
Vada Pinson 12 3.2% P 3rd
Jim Perry 7 1.9% P 2nd
Boog Powell 5 1.3% P 1st
Ray Sadecki 2 0.5% P 1st
Dave Giusti 1 0.3% P 1st
Tommy Helms 1 0.3% P 1st
Felix Millan 1 0.3% P 1st
Mike Cuellar 0 0.0% P 1st
Larry Dierker 0 0.0% P 1st
Pat Dobson 0 0.0% P 1st
Al Downing 0 0.0% P 1st
Joe Hoerner 0 0.0% P 1st
Randy Hundley 0 0.0% P 1st
Carlos May 0 0.0% P 1st
Ken McMullen 0 0.0% P 1st
Bill Melton 0 0.0% P 1st
Gary Nolan 0 0.0% P 1st
Doug Rader 0 0.0% P 1st
Cookie Rojas 0 0.0% P 1st
Diego Segui 0 0.0% P 1st
Bill Singer 0 0.0% P 1st
Jim Wynn 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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Photo by Arthur Rickerby 2006

Total ballots cast: 374

Ballots necessary for election: 281

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