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--Elrod Hendricks, Orioles catcher, on Orioles pitcher Mike Cueller


1992 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers were voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1992. Fingers becomes only the second reliever to win election (Hoyt Wilhelm was the first). Seaver's 98.8% is the highest ever.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 323 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Tom Seaver 425 98.8% P 1st
Rollie Fingers 349 81.2% P 2nd
Orlando Cepeda 246 57.2% P 13th
Tony Perez 215 50.0% P 1st
Bill Mazeroski 182 42.3% P 15th
Tony Oliva 175 40.7% P 11th
Ron Santo 136 31.6% P 9th
Jim Kaat 114 26.5% P 4th
Maury Wills 110 25.6% P 15th
Ken Boyer 71 16.5% P 13th
Dick Allen 69 16.0% P 9th
Minnie Minoso 69 16.0% P 8th
Joe Torre 62 14.4% P 10th
Luis Tiant 50 11.6% P 5th
Mickey Lolich 45 10.5% P 8th
Curt Flood 42 9.8% P 11th
Pete Rose 41 9.5% P 1st
Bobby Bonds 40 9.3% P 6th
Vada Pinson 36 8.4% P 11th
Thurman Munson 32 7.4% P 12th
Rusty Staub 26 6.0% P 2nd
George Foster 24 5.6% P 1st
Vida Blue 23 5.3% P 1st
Bobby Grich 11 2.6% P 1st
Dusty Baker 4 0.9% P 1st
Dave Kingman 3 0.7% P 1st
Bill Russell 3 0.7% P 1st
Cesar Cedeno 2 0.5% P 1st
Steve Yeager 2 0.5% P 1st
Toby Harrah 1 0.2% P 1st
Dennis Leonard 1 0.2% P 1st
John Denny 0 0.0% P 1st
Ken Forsch 0 0.0% P 1st
Garry Maddox 0 0.0% P 1st
Ben Oglivie 0 0.0% P 1st
Gorman Thomas 0 0.0% P 1st
Pete Vuckovich 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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Total ballots cast: 430

Ballots necessary for election: 323

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