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1999 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Nolan Ryan, George Brett and Robin Yount were voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 1999. All three were on the ballot for the first time and Carlton Fisk, another first timer, finished a strong 4th and seems likely to get in some time in the next few years.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 373 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Nolan Ryan 491 98.8% P 1st
George Brett 488 98.2% P 1st
Robin Yount 385 77.5% P 1st
Carlton Fisk 330 66.4% P 1st
Tony Perez 302 60.8% P 8th
Gary Carter 168 33.8% P 2nd
Steve Garvey 150 30.2% P 7th
Jim Rice 146 29.4% P 5th
Bruce Sutter 121 24.3% P 6th
Jim Kaat 100 20.1% P 11th
Dale Murphy 96 19.3% P 1st
Tommy John 93 18.7% P 5th
Dave Parker 80 16.1% P 3rd
Minnie Minoso 73 14.7% P 15th
Bert Blyleven 70 14.1% P 2nd
Dave Concepcion 59 11.9% P 6th
Luis Tiant 53 10.7% P 12th
Keith Hernandez 34 6.8% P 4th
Ron Guidry 31 6.2% P 6th
Bob Boone 27 5.4% P 4th
Mickey Lolich 26 5.2% P 15th
Dwight Evans 18 3.6% P 3rd
George Bell 6 1.2% P 1st
John Candelaria 1 0.2% P 1st
Mike Boddicker 0 0.0% P 1st
Charlie Leibrandt 0 0.0% P 1st
Frank Tanana 0 0.0% P 1st
Mike Witt 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: 497

Ballots necessary for election: 373

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