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2004 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Paul Molitor and Dennis Eckersley were voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 2004.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 380 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Paul Molitor 431 85.2% P 1st
Dennis Eckersley 421 83.2% P 1st
Ryne Sandberg 309 61.1% P 2nd
Bruce Sutter 301 59.5% P 11th
Jim Rice 276 54.5% P 10th
Andre Dawson 253 50.0% P 3rd
Rich Gossage 206 40.7% P 5th
Lee Smith 185 36.6% P 2nd
Bert Blyleven 179 35.4% P 7th
Jack Morris 133 26.3% P 5th
Steve Garvey 123 24.3% P 12th
Tommy John 111 21.9% P 10th
Alan Trammell 70 13.8% P 3rd
Don Mattingly 65 12.8% P 4th
Dave Concepcion 57 11.3% P 11th
Dave Parker 53 10.5% P 8th
Dale Murphy 43 8.5% P 6th
Keith Hernandez 22 4.3% P 9th
Joe Carter 19 3.8% P 1st
Fernando Valenzuela 19 3.8% P 2nd
Dennis Martinez 16 3.2% P 1st
Dave Stieb 7 1.4% P 1st
Jim Eisenreich 3 0.6% P 1st
Jimmy Key 3 0.6% P 1st
Doug Drabek 2 0.4% P 1st
Kevin Mitchell 2 0.4% P 1st
Juan Samuel 2 0.4% P 1st
Cecil Fielder 1 0.2% P 1st
Randy Myers 1 0.2% P 1st
Terry Pendleton 1 0.2% P 1st
Danny Darwin 0 0.0% P 1st
Bob Tewksbury 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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Molitor and Eckersley

Photo by Lou Sauritch, 2006

Total ballots cast: 506

Ballots necessary for election: 380

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