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1994 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Steve Carlton was voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1994. Orlando Cepeda finished just seven votes shy in his 15th and last year of eligibility with the writers. The Veteran's Committee will honor him in 1999.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 342 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Steve Carlton 436 95.6% P 1st
Orlando Cepeda 335 73.5% P 15th
Phil Niekro 273 59.9% P 2nd
Tony Perez 263 57.7% P 3rd
Don Sutton 259 56.8% P 1st
Steve Garvey 166 36.4% P 2nd
Tony Oliva 158 34.6% P 13th
Ron Santo 150 32.9% P 11th
Bruce Sutter 109 23.9% P 1st
Jim Kaat 98 21.5% P 6th
Dick Allen 66 14.5% P 11th
Ken Boyer 56 12.3% P 15th
Joe Torre 53 11.6% P 12th
Vada Pinson 46 10.1% P 13th
Minnie Minoso 45 9.9% P 10th
Luis Tiant 42 9.2% P 7th
Curt Flood 40 8.8% P 13th
Graig Nettles 38 8.3% P 1st
Bobby Bonds 37 8.1% P 8th
Rusty Staub 36 7.9% P 4th
Dave Concepcion 31 6.8% P 1st
Thurman Munson 31 6.8% P 14th
Ron Guidry 24 5.3% P 1st
Mickey Lolich 23 5.0% P 10th
Ted Simmons 17 3.7% P 1st
George Foster 16 3.5% P 3rd
Vida Blue 14 3.1% P 3rd
Don Baylor 12 2.6% P 1st
Joe Niekro 6 1.3% P 1st
Jose Cruz 2 0.4% P 1st
Phil Garner 2 0.4% P 1st
Larry Parrish 2 0.4% P 1st
Ray Knight 1 0.2% P 1st
Chris Chambliss 0 0.0% P 1st
George Hendrick 0 0.0% P 1st
Bob Horner 0 0.0% P 1st
Scott McGregor 0 0.0% P 1st
Mario Soto 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 Michael Ponzini, 2006

Total ballots cast: 456

Ballots necessary for election: 342

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