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2003 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Eddie Murray and Gary Carter were voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 2003.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 372 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Eddie Murray 423 85.3% P 1st
Gary Carter 387 78.0% P 6th
Bruce Sutter 266 53.6% P 10th
Jim Rice 259 52.2% P 9th
Andre Dawson 248 50.0% P 2nd
Ryne Sandberg 244 49.2% P 1st
Lee Smith 210 42.3% P 1st
Rich Gossage 209 42.1% P 4th
Bert Blyleven 145 29.2% P 6th
Steve Garvey 138 27.8% P 11th
Jim Kaat 130 26.2% P 15th
Tommy John 116 23.4% P 9th
Jack Morris 113 22.8% P 4th
Alan Trammell 70 14.1% P 2nd
Don Mattingly 68 13.7% P 3rd
Dale Murphy 58 11.7% P 5th
Dave Concepcion 55 11.1% P 10th
Dave Parker 51 10.3% P 7th
Fernando Valenzuela 31 6.3% P 1st
Keith Hernandez 30 6.0% P 8th
Darryl Kile 7 1.4% P 1st
Vince Coleman 3 0.6% P 1st
Brett Butler 2 0.4% P 1st
Sid Fernandez 2 0.4% P 1st
Rick Honeycutt 2 0.4% P 1st
Tony Pena 2 0.4% P 1st
Darren Daulton 1 0.2% P 1st
Mark Davis 1 0.2% P 1st
Danny Tartabull 1 0.2% P 1st
Danny Jackson 0 0.0% P 1st
Mickey Tettleton 0 0.0% P 1st
Mitch Williams 0 0.0% P 1st
Todd Worrell 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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Steady Eddie and The Kid

Photo by Lou Sauritch, 2006

Total ballots cast: 496

Ballots necessary for election: 372

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