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1978 Hall of Fame Voting

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Voting bodies this year: Baseball Writers / Veterans Committee

Baseball Writers

379 total ballots (285 votes needed for election) · 1977 · 1979
Batting Stats Pitching Stats
Rk YoB Votes %vote HOFm HOFs Yrs WAR WAR7 JAWS Jpos G AB R H HR RBI SB BB BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ W L ERA ERA+ WHIP G GS SV IP H HR BB SO Pos Summary
1 Eddie Mathews 5th 301 79.4% 162 54 17 96.4 54.3 75.4 55.0 2391 8537 1509 2315 512 1453 68 1444 .271 .376 .509 .885 143 *537
2 Enos Slaughter HOF 13th 261 68.9% 90 41 19 55.0 34.9 45.0 58.1 2380 7946 1247 2383 169 1304 71 1018 .300 .382 .453 .834 124 *9*7/8
3 Duke Snider HOF 9th 254 67.0% 152 47 18 66.5 50.0 58.2 57.2 2143 7161 1259 2116 407 1333 99 971 .295 .380 .540 .919 140 *897
4 Gil Hodges 10th 226 59.6% 83 32 18 44.9 34.2 39.6 54.2 2071 7030 1105 1921 370 1274 63 943 .273 .359 .487 .846 120 *3275/948
5 Don Drysdale HOF 4th 219 57.8% 134 42 14 67.1 44.7 55.9 61.8 547 1169 96 218 29 113 0 60 .186 .228 .295 .523 45 209 166 2.95 121 1.148 518 465 6 3432.0 3084 280 855 2486 *1
6 Jim Bunning HOF 2nd 181 47.8% 98 42 17 59.4 48.9 54.2 61.8 601 1275 82 213 7 75 0 34 .167 .188 .206 .395 9 224 184 3.27 115 1.179 591 519 16 3760.1 3433 372 1000 2855 *1
7 X-Pee Wee Reese HOF 14th 169 44.6% 100 39 16 66.3 41.0 53.6 54.7 2166 8058 1338 2170 126 885 232 1210 .269 .366 .377 .743 99 *65
8 Hoyt Wilhelm HOF 1st 158 41.7% 117 30 21 47.3 26.9 37.1 34.4 1070 432 24 38 1 21 0 26 .088 .139 .106 .246 -31 143 122 2.52 147 1.125 1070 52 227 2254.1 1757 150 778 1610 *1
9 Richie Ashburn HOF 11th 158 41.7% 112 41 15 63.4 44.2 53.8 57.2 2189 8365 1322 2574 29 586 234 1198 .308 .396 .382 .778 111 *879/4
10 Nellie Fox HOF 8th 149 39.3% 163 32 19 49.0 36.9 42.9 57.0 2367 9232 1279 2663 35 790 76 719 .288 .348 .363 .710 93 *4/53
11 Red Schoendienst HOF 10th 130 34.3% 110 30 19 42.1 31.8 37.0 57.0 2216 8479 1223 2449 84 773 89 606 .289 .337 .387 .724 94 *4765/8
12 Maury Wills 1st 115 30.3% 104 29 14 39.5 29.5 34.5 54.7 1942 7588 1067 2134 20 458 586 552 .281 .330 .331 .661 88 *6*5/4
13 Roger Maris 5th 83 21.9% 89 22 12 38.2 32.3 35.2 58.1 1463 5101 826 1325 275 850 21 652 .260 .345 .476 .822 127 *98/7
14 Lew Burdette 6th 76 20.1% 84 31 18 28.9 24.0 26.5 61.8 666 1011 101 185 12 75 2 32 .183 .216 .253 .469 29 203 144 3.66 99 1.243 626 373 31 3067.1 3186 289 628 1074 *1
15 Mickey Vernon 13th 66 17.4% 72 33 20 34.5 25.4 29.9 54.2 2409 8731 1196 2495 172 1311 137 955 .286 .359 .428 .787 116 *3/79
16 Al Dark 13th 60 15.8% 51 26 14 43.1 33.0 38.0 54.7 1828 7219 1064 2089 126 757 59 430 .289 .333 .411 .744 98 0 0 18.00 33 2.000 1 1 0 1.0 1 1 1 0 *6*57/4391
17 Harvey Kuenn 2nd 58 15.3% 100 27 15 25.9 22.0 24.0 54.7 1833 6913 951 2092 87 671 68 594 .303 .357 .408 .765 108 *6*7*9853
18 Ted Kluszewski 12th 51 13.5% 76 24 15 32.2 29.2 30.7 54.2 1718 5929 848 1766 279 1028 20 492 .298 .353 .498 .850 123 *3
19 Don Newcombe 13th 48 12.7% 78 28 10 38.6 35.5 37.0 61.8 452 878 94 238 15 108 2 87 .271 .338 .367 .705 85 149 90 3.56 114 1.203 344 294 7 2154.2 2102 252 490 1129 *1
20 Elston Howard 5th 41 10.8% 82 22 14 27.0 26.4 26.7 43.1 1605 5363 619 1471 167 762 9 373 .274 .322 .427 .749 108 *2739
21 Don Larsen 5th 32 8.4% 26 6 14 18.4 16.4 17.4 34.4 480 596 65 144 14 72 0 43 .242 .291 .371 .662 81 81 91 3.78 99 1.400 412 171 23 1548.0 1442 130 725 849 *1/7
22 Roy Face 3rd 27 7.1% 56 11 16 20.9 18.1 19.5 34.4 853 194 9 31 0 7 0 2 .160 .168 .175 .344 -6 104 95 3.48 109 1.243 848 27 193 1375.0 1347 141 362 877 *1
23 Bill Mazeroski HOF 1st 23 6.1% 71 16 17 36.2 25.7 30.9 57.0 2163 7755 769 2016 138 853 27 447 .260 .299 .367 .667 84 *4/5
24 Ken Boyer 4th 18 4.7% 86 36 15 62.8 46.3 54.5 55.0 2034 7455 1104 2143 282 1141 105 713 .287 .349 .462 .810 116 *5836
25 Curt Flood 2nd 8 2.1% 59 16 15 41.7 32.7 37.2 57.2 1759 6357 851 1861 85 636 88 444 .293 .342 .389 .732 100 *8/5749
26 Harvey Haddix 8th 7 1.8% 30 20 14 33.7 27.3 30.5 61.8 532 798 95 169 4 64 4 46 .212 .255 .296 .551 47 136 113 3.63 108 1.233 454 286 21 2235.0 2154 240 601 1575 *1/9
27 Del Crandall 3rd 6 1.6% 82 26 16 28.5 24.5 26.5 43.1 1573 5026 585 1276 179 657 26 424 .254 .312 .404 .716 96 *2/397
28 Vern Law 6th 6 1.6% 42 16 16 32.7 28.3 30.5 61.8 516 883 96 191 11 90 1 41 .216 .254 .309 .563 53 162 147 3.77 101 1.284 483 364 13 2672.0 2833 268 597 1092 *1/9
29 Bobby Thomson 13th 5 1.3% 30 21 15 33.1 26.6 29.9 57.2 1779 6305 903 1705 264 1026 38 559 .270 .332 .462 .794 110 *8*759/43
30 X-Vic Wertz 9th 4 1.1% 35 26 17 27.4 22.0 24.7 58.1 1862 6099 867 1692 266 1178 9 828 .277 .364 .469 .833 122 *9*37/8
31 X-Dick Groat 6th 3 0.8% 103 24 14 36.7 29.6 33.1 54.7 1929 7484 829 2138 39 707 14 490 .286 .330 .366 .696 89 *6/534
32 Jim Maloney 1st 2 0.5% 50 29 12 37.8 37.2 37.5 61.8 321 628 51 126 7 53 2 33 .201 .241 .280 .521 44 134 84 3.19 115 1.259 302 262 4 1849.0 1518 138 810 1605 *1/7
33 Denny McLain 1st 1 0.3% 92 26 10 19.7 22.4 21.1 61.8 285 616 32 82 1 31 1 25 .133 .166 .153 .318 -8 131 91 3.39 101 1.163 280 264 2 1886.0 1646 242 548 1282 1
34 X-Camilo Pascual 2nd 1 0.3% 66 22 18 41.3 38.6 39.9 61.8 542 967 71 198 5 81 0 46 .205 .243 .264 .506 40 174 170 3.63 103 1.287 529 404 10 2930.2 2703 256 1069 2167 *1
35 Clete Boyer 1st 1 0.3% 11 11 16 27.7 23.6 25.6 55.0 1725 5780 645 1396 162 654 41 470 .242 .299 .372 .670 86 *564
36 X-Mudcat Grant 1st 0 0.0% 34 18 14 21.7 18.3 20.0 61.8 667 759 80 135 6 65 2 37 .178 .216 .240 .456 27 145 119 3.63 100 1.286 571 293 53 2442.0 2292 292 849 1267 *1
37 X-Pedro Ramos 1st 0 0.0% 4 10 15 22.3 20.2 21.3 61.8 696 703 76 109 15 56 2 22 .155 .182 .240 .423 15 117 160 4.08 95 1.311 582 268 55 2355.2 2364 316 724 1305 *1
Notes: Each voting cycle, qualified members of the BBWAA name no more than 10 eligible players whom they consider worthy of Hall of Fame honors. To be enshrined, a player must be named on at least 75% of the voters' ballots. Currently, players are removed from the ballot if they are named on fewer than 5% of ballots or have been on the ballot 15 times without election.
X means off ballot for future elections. HOF means they were selected to the Hall of Fame in a future election.
Batting Stats Pitching Stats Manager
Rk HOFm HOFs Yrs WAR WAR7 JAWS Jpos G AB R H HR RBI SB BB BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ W L ERA ERA+ WHIP G GS SV IP H HR BB SO Pos Summary W L W-L%
1 Addie Joss as Player 89 47 9 43.7 38.4 41.1 61.8 296 817 46 118 1 51 10 54 .144 .198 .188 .387 20 160 97 1.89 142 0.968 286 260 5 2327.0 1888 19 364 920 1/3O5
2 Larry MacPhail as Pioneer/Executive
Notes: Various groups of Hall of Fame members and others charged with the induction of players who were not voted in by the BBWAA, as well as Negro League players and non-playing personnel (including managers, owners, and executives). To be enshrined, players must be named on at least 75% of the Committee members' ballots.