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1991 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Fergie Jenkins were voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1991. In his first, and sadly last, year of eligibility Al Oliver received only 19 votes. When he retired, all 33 of the guys with more hits than him were either in the Hall or soon to be with the exception of Vada Pinson, who at least stayed on the ballot for the full 15 years.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 333 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Rod Carew 401 90.5% P 1st
Gaylord Perry 342 77.2% P 3rd
Fergie Jenkins 334 75.4% P 3rd
Rollie Fingers 291 65.7% P 1st
Jim Bunning 282 63.7% P 15th
Orlando Cepeda 192 43.3% P 12th
Tony Oliva 160 36.1% P 10th
Bill Mazeroski 142 32.1% P 14th
Ron Santo 116 26.2% P 8th
Harvey Kuenn 100 22.6% P 15th
Jim Kaat 62 14.0% P 3rd
Maury Wills 61 13.8% P 14th
Dick Allen 59 13.3% P 8th
Ken Boyer 58 13.1% P 12th
Joe Torre 41 9.3% P 9th
Bobby Bonds 39 8.8% P 5th
Minnie Minoso 38 8.6% P 7th
Mickey Lolich 33 7.4% P 7th
Luis Tiant 32 7.2% P 4th
Vada Pinson 30 6.8% P 10th
Thurman Munson 28 6.3% P 11th
Rusty Staub 28 6.3% P 1st
Curt Flood 23 5.2% P 10th
Al Oliver 19 4.3% P 1st
Sparky Lyle 15 3.4% P 4th
Larry Bowa 11 2.5% P 1st
Jerry Koosman 4 0.9% P 1st
Jeff Burroughs 1 0.2% P 1st
Mike Hargrove 1 0.2% P 1st
Richie Hebner 1 0.2% P 1st
Burt Hooton 1 0.2% P 1st
Mike Jorgensen 1 0.2% P 1st
John Lowenstein 1 0.2% P 1st
Ellis Valentine 1 0.2% P 1st
Bob Bailor 0 0.0% P 1st
Al Bumbry 0 0.0% P 1st
Rich Dauer 0 0.0% P 1st
Oscar Gamble 0 0.0% P 1st
Larry Gura 0 0.0% P 1st
Art Howe 0 0.0% P 1st
Bruce Kison 0 0.0% P 1st
Steve Rogers 0 0.0% P 1st
John Wathan 0 0.0% P 1st
Pat Zachry 0 0.0% P 1st
Geoff Zahn 0 0.0% P 1st

Note: Those with less than 5% of the vote were ineligible for future elections by the BBWAA and could only be elected by the Veteran's Committee.
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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Rod, Gaylord, and Fergie

Photo by Lou Sauritch, 2006

Total ballots cast: 443

Ballots necessary for election: 333

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