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2002 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Ozzie Smith and were voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 2002. Gary Carter finished nine votes shy and seems a lock (based on recent Hall trends) to make it next year.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 354 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Ozzie Smith 433 91.7% P 1st
Gary Carter 343 72.7% P 5th
Jim Rice 260 55.1% P 8th
Bruce Sutter 238 50.4% P 9th
Andre Dawson 214 45.3% P 1st
Rich Gossage 203 43.0% P 3rd
Steve Garvey 134 28.4% P 10th
Tommy John 127 26.9% P 8th
Bert Blyleven 124 26.3% P 5th
Jim Kaat 109 23.1% P 14th
Jack Morris 97 20.6% P 3rd
Don Mattingly 96 20.3% P 2nd
Luis Tiant 85 18.0% P 15th
Alan Trammell 74 15.7% P 1st
Dale Murphy 70 14.8% P 4th
Dave Parker 66 14.0% P 6th
Dave Concepcion 56 11.9% P 9th
Keith Hernandez 29 6.1% P 7th
Ron Guidry 23 4.9% P 9th
Dave Stewart 23 4.9% P 2nd
Mike Greenwell 2 0.4% P 1st
Frank Viola 2 0.4% P 1st
Lenny Dykstra 1 0.2% P 1st
Tim Wallach 1 0.2% P 1st
Mike Henneman 0 0.0% P 1st
Jeff Russell 0 0.0% P 1st
Scott Sanderson 0 0.0% P 1st
Robby Thompson 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: 472

Ballots necessary for election: 354

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