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2006 Hall of Fame Results

By Patrick Mondout

Bruce Sutter was voted into National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers for 2006. Jim Rice, Rich Gossage, and Andre Dawson all seem poised for serious shots in 2008 or 2009 having broken the magical 60% barrier.

Voting by Year

Votes by members of the BBWAA were tabulated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least 390 votes were needed to be elected. (Winners in bold.)

Bruce Sutter 400 76.9% P 13th
Jim Rice 337 64.8% P 12th
Rich Gossage 336 64.6% P 7th
Andre Dawson 317 61.0% P 5th
Bert Blyleven 277 53.3% P 9th
Lee Smith 234 45.0% P 4th
Jack Morris 214 41.2% P 7th
Tommy John 154 29.6% P 12th
Steve Garvey 135 26.0% P 14th
Alan Trammell 92 17.7% P 5th
Dave Parker 75 14.4% P 10th
Dave Concepcion 65 12.5% P 13th
Don Mattingly 64 12.3% P 6th
Orel Hershiser 58 11.2% P 1st
Dale Murphy 56 10.8% P 8th
Albert Belle 40 7.7% P 1st
Will Clark 23 4.4% P 1st
Dwight Gooden 17 3.3% P 1st
Willie McGee 12 2.3% P 2nd
Ozzie Guillen 5 1.0% P 1st
Hal Morris 5 1.0% P 1st
Gary Gaetti 4 0.8% P 1st
John Wetteland 4 0.8% P 1st
Rick Aguilera 3 0.6% P 1st
Greg Jefferies 2 0.4% P 1st
Doug Jones 2 0.4% P 1st
Walter Weiss 1 0.2% P 1st
Gary DiSarcina 0 0.0% P 1st
Alex Fernandez 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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Bruce Sutter joins Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers and Hoyt Wilhelm as the only relivers in the Hall.

Total ballots cast: 520

Ballots necessary for election: 390

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