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1993 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Reggie Jackson was voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1993. Steve Garvey, who once seemed a sure bet for the Hall, finished with a disappointing 41.6% of the vote in his first year of eligibility.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 318 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Reggie Jackson 396 93.6% P 1st
Phil Niekro 278 65.7% P 1st
Orlando Cepeda 252 59.6% P 14th
Tony Perez 233 55.1% P 2nd
Steve Garvey 176 41.6% P 1st
Tony Oliva 157 37.1% P 12th
Ron Santo 155 36.6% P 10th
Jim Kaat 125 29.6% P 5th
Dick Allen 70 16.5% P 10th
Ken Boyer 69 16.3% P 14th
Minnie Minoso 67 15.8% P 9th
Joe Torre 63 14.9% P 11th
Luis Tiant 62 14.7% P 6th
Bobby Bonds 45 10.6% P 7th
Mickey Lolich 43 10.2% P 9th
Thurman Munson 40 9.5% P 13th
Vada Pinson 38 9.0% P 12th
Vida Blue 37 8.7% P 2nd
Curt Flood 36 8.5% P 12th
Rusty Staub 32 7.6% P 3rd
George Foster 29 6.9% P 2nd
Bill Madlock 19 4.5% P 1st
Ron Cey 8 1.9% P 1st
Doug DeCinces 2 0.5% P 1st
Davey Lopes 2 0.5% P 1st
Andre Thornton 2 0.5% P 1st
Bill Campbell 1 0.2% P 1st
Rick Burleson 0 0.0% P 1st
Cecil Cooper 0 0.0% P 1st
Gary Matthews 0 0.0% P 1st
Hal McRae 0 0.0% P 1st
Darrell Porter 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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Photo by Lou Sauritch, 2006

Total ballots cast: 423

Ballots necessary for election: 318

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