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2005 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg were voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 2005.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 387 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Wade Boggs 474 91.9% P 1st
Ryne Sandberg 393 76.2% P 3rd
Bruce Sutter 344 66.7% P 12th
Jim Rice 307 59.5% P 11th
Rich Gossage 285 55.2% P 6th
Andre Dawson 270 52.3% P 4th
Bert Blyleven 211 40.9% P 8th
Lee Smith 200 38.8% P 3rd
Jack Morris 172 33.3% P 6th
Tommy John 123 23.8% P 11th
Steve Garvey 106 20.5% P 13th
Alan Trammell 87 16.9% P 4th
Dave Parker 65 12.6% P 9th
Don Mattingly 59 11.4% P 5th
Dave Concepcion 55 10.7% P 12th
Dale Murphy 54 10.5% P 7th
Willie McGee 26 5.0% P 1st
Jim Abbott 13 2.5% P 1st
Darryl Strawberry 6 1.2% P 1st
Jack McDowell 4 0.8% P 1st
Chili Davis 3 0.6% P 1st
Tom Candiotti 2 0.4% P 1st
Jeff Montgomery 2 0.4% P 1st
Tony Phillips 1 0.2% P 1st
Terry Steinbach 1 0.2% P 1st
Mark Langston 0 0.0% P 1st
Otis Nixon 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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Ryno & Boggs

Photo by Lou Sauritch, 2006

Total ballots cast: 516

Ballots necessary for election: 387

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