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1995 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Mike Schmidt was voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1995. It marks the second straight year that only a former longtime Philadelphia Phillie has made it in with Steve Carlton winning last year.

The Veteran's Committee selected former Phillies outfielder Richie Ashburn, former Braves, Cardinals and Pirates ace Vic Willis, former Negro Leaguer Leon Day, and National League founder William Hulbert.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 345 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

VOTING RESULTS...
NAME VOTES % CAT. TIMES
Mike Schmidt 444 96.5% P 1st
Phil Niekro 286 62.2% P 3rd
Don Sutton 264 57.4% P 2nd
Tony Perez 259 56.3% P 4th
Steve Garvey 196 42.6% P 3rd
Tony Oliva 149 32.4% P 14th
Ron Santo 139 30.2% P 12th
Jim Rice 137 29.8% P 1st
Bruce Sutter 137 29.8% P 2nd
Jim Kaat 100 21.7% P 7th
Tommy John 98 21.3% P 1st
Dick Allen 72 15.7% P 12th
Minnie Minoso 66 14.3% P 11th
Curt Flood 59 12.8% P 14th
Joe Torre 50 10.9% P 13th
Luis Tiant 45 9.8% P 8th
Dave Concepcion 43 9.3% P 2nd
Bobby Bonds 35 7.6% P 9th
Vada Pinson 32 7.0% P 14th
Thurman Munson 30 6.5% P 15th
Graig Nettles 28 6.1% P 2nd
Vida Blue 26 5.7% P 4th
Mickey Lolich 26 5.7% P 11th
Ron Guidry 25 5.4% P 2nd
Rusty Staub 23 5.0% P 5th
George Foster 19 4.1% P 4th
Don Baylor 12 2.6% P 2nd
Buddy Bell 8 1.7% P 1st
Darrell Evans 8 1.7% P 1st
Kent Tekulve 6 1.3% P 1st
Bob Forsch 2 0.4% P 1st
Willie Hernandez 2 0.4% P 1st
Mike Krukow 1 0.2% P 1st
Chris Speier 1 0.2% P 1st
Jim Sundberg 1 0.2% P 1st
Doyle Alexander 0 0.0% P 1st
Greg Gross 0 0.0% P 1st
Rick Rhoden 0 0.0% P 1st
Manny Trillo 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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Schmidt was perhaps the greatest offensive 3rd baseman in history.

Photo by Lou Sauritch, 2006 Super70s.com

Total ballots cast: 460

Ballots necessary for election: 345


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