1939 Hall of Fame Voting

Gehrig was too ill to travel to ceremony--his recognition occurred during 2013 ceremony in Cooperstown.

Baseball Writers

  • 274 total ballots (206 votes needed for election)
Baseball Writers Table
Batting Stats Pitching Stats
Rk Name 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
1y George Sisler4th23585.8%200441554.047.050.554.820558267128428121021178375472.340.379.468.847125562.351261.28824123111.09105263*3H/197845
2y Eddie Collins4th21377.7%2507125123.964.294.157.028269949182133154712997411499.333.424.429.853142 *4H6/8975
3y Willie Keeler4th20775.5%189491954.336.245.357.2212385911719293233810495524.341.388.415.802127 *O*95/H4768
4y Rube Waddell HOF4th17965.3%138471358.349.754.061.6410106661172483642.161.197.219.416251931432.161351.10240734052961.12460378032316*1/3
5y Rogers Hornsby HOF4th17664.2%3507623127.173.7100.457.0225981731579293030115841351038.358.434.5771.010175 *4*65H3/978
6y Frank Chance HOF4th15857.7%22241745.835.540.654.812884299798127420596403556.296.394.394.788135 *32O/H
7y Ed Delahanty HOF4th14552.9%235651669.648.559.153.618377510160025971011466456742.346.411.505.917152 *O346/5
8y Ed Walsh HOF4th13248.2%146521465.862.364.161.64591085922103681446.194.231.255.486511951261.821461.000430315352964.12346236171736*1/H798
9y Johnny Evers HOF4th10739.1%34241847.733.340.557.017846137919165912536324778.270.356.334.690106 *4/56H9
10y Miller Huggins HOF3rd9735.4%12251335.425.530.557.015865558948147493183241003.265.382.314.696107 *4H/5
11y Rabbit Maranville HOF3rd8229.9%59302342.930.436.755.32670100781256260528884291839.258.318.340.65882 *6*4/H5
12y Jimmy Collins HOF4th7226.3%43261453.438.646.055.7172567951055199965983194426.294.343.409.752113 *5/OH64
13y Roger Bresnahan HOF4th6724.5%15281742.130.436.344.214464481682125226530212714.279.386.377.764126413.931081.64996050.16811515*2O8H53/49167
14y Fred Clarke HOF4th5921.5%86502167.836.152.053.62246858416222678671015509875.312.386.429.814133 *O*7H/658
15y Mordecai Brown HOF4th5419.7%169561458.443.751.161.6493114393235273844.206.236.248.483432391302.061381.066481332493172.12708436731375*1/H4879
16y Wilbert Robinson HOF3rd4616.8%2524176.77.97.344.213715075637138818722196286.273.316.346.66283 *23/O
17y Chief Bender HOF4th4014.6%119511648.133.740.961.6507114710224361162075.212.266.280.546662121272.461121.113459334343017.02645407121711*1H/38457
18y Herb Pennock HOF3rd4014.6%92362245.736.941.361.662012141082324103194.191.253.235.488312411623.601061.348617419373571.239001289161227*1/H
19y Ray Schalk HOF4th3512.8%56251833.025.629.344.217625306579134511593177638.253.340.316.65683 *2H
20y Ross Youngs HOF4th3412.4%71321032.330.531.457.212114627812149142592153550.322.399.441.839130 *9/4H87
21y Hugh Duffy HOF3rd3412.4%155551743.130.937.058.017377044155422931061302574664.326.386.451.837123 *O/64H875932
22y Hughie Jennings HOF3rd3312.0%88351842.339.040.755.312844895992152618840359347.312.391.406.797118 *6*34/OH5
23y Joe McGinnity HOF3rd3211.7%164501058.353.455.961.647712971092510902634.194.221.225.446282461422.661211.188465381243441.13276528121068*1/O45
24y Home Run Baker HOF4th3010.9%81331362.746.854.855.715755984887183896991235473.307.363.442.805135 *5H
25y Eddie Plank HOF3rd2810.2%187711791.051.171.161.6630160713033131221371.206.250.245.495483261942.351221.119623529234495.239584210722246*1/H
26y Addie Joss HOF3rd2810.2%8947945.440.042.761.6296817461181511054.144.198.188.38720160971.891430.96828626052327.01888193649201/385
27y Mickey Cochrane HOF2nd2810.2%137541349.136.042.644.2148251691041165211983064857.320.419.478.897129 *2H/7
28y Frankie Frisch HOF2nd269.5%185601970.844.157.457.023119112153228801051244419728.316.369.432.801110 *4*56H
29y Clark Griffith HOF3rd207.3%91392163.049.256.161.64851380202321816622166.233.318.310.628702371463.311211.31345337283385.2367076774955*1/O6H345879
30y Bill Terry HOF3rd165.8%169421455.842.849.354.81721642811202193154107856537.341.393.506.899136 *3H/97
31y Dazzy Vance HOF4th155.5%89351660.149.554.861.644297168146775179.150.219.198.417101971403.241251.230442349122966.228091328402045*1/H
32y Johnny Kling4th145.1%25231329.025.727.344.212614246475115420514124281.272.319.357.676100 *2H/937856
33y Nap Rucker4th134.7%40231047.144.745.961.633680544157144222.195.216.226.443331341342.421191.175336274142375.12089417011217*1
34y Joe Tinker HOF3rd124.4%25201553.233.043.155.318066441774169031785336416.262.308.353.66196 *65/H49
35y Babe Adams3rd114.0%72391952.541.547.061.6482101979216375153.212.252.281.532501941402.761181.092482354162995.12841674301036*1
36y Pie Traynor HOF3rd103.6%96431737.326.331.855.71941755911832416581273158472.320.362.435.797107 *56H/3
37y Harry Heilmann HOF3rd82.9%192571772.147.059.657.221477787129126601831543113856.342.410.520.930148 *9*3H8/47
38y Edd Roush HOF4th82.9%74361845.131.638.358.0196773631099237668981268484.323.369.446.815126 *8H7/394
39y Max Carey HOF3rd72.6%79362054.533.143.858.02476936315452665708027381040.285.361.386.747108 *8*79H
40y Kid Nichols HOF2nd72.6%2336915116.374.495.361.665020902734721627819137.226.277.300.577553622082.961391.224621562165067.1492915612721881*1/O38
41y Bill Dinneen2nd72.6%56241239.535.937.761.64171143992191602980.192.252.219.471371701773.011071.23139135273074.22957788291127*1/OH3
42y Casey Stengel HOF2nd62.2%4151420.117.218.757.212774288575121960535131437.284.356.410.766120 *98H/7
43y Duffy Lewis3rd62.2%18121121.321.121.253.614595351612151838791113352.284.333.384.7171080018.00253.0001001.03001*7/H8951
44y Nick Altrock3rd62.2%3118199.010.99.961.62305505297227529.176.232.207.4394083752.67961.14121816171514.01455162724251/3H97
45y Jack Chesbro HOF3rd62.2%101401142.941.342.161.6393110385217582525.197.216.267.483441981322.681101.15239233252896.22647396901265*1/3OH
46y Sam Crawford HOF4th62.2%119531975.339.757.557.22517957013912961971523367760.309.362.452.814144 *O*9*83H/7
47y Amos Rusie HOF3rd62.2%187421065.863.464.661.6487173020942981762527.248.262.320.582622461743.071291.34946342753778.233897517071950*1/O3
48y Mike Donlin3rd51.8%65321229.326.728.053.610493854669128251543213312.333.386.468.854144017.16571.83741016.1161146*O8973H/16
49y Dickey Kerr3rd51.8%2212410.210.210.261.61432754060021428.218.295.284.5795453343.84991.388140836811.1876242502351/H
50y Bobby Wallace HOF3rd51.8%30302570.341.856.155.32383861810572309341121201774.268.332.358.69010524223.871251.55557481402.04696156120*6*514/HO3
51y Harry Hooper HOF3rd51.8%37341753.230.041.657.22309878514292466758163751136.281.368.387.755114000.001.5001002.02010*97H/81
52y Rube Marquard HOF4th41.5%84311832.530.131.361.6536110763198166633.179.207.202.410172011773.081031.237536408203306.232331078581593*1
53y Stuffy McInnis3rd41.5%43231934.325.229.854.8212878228712405201063172380.307.343.381.723105 *3H6/547
54y Hank Gowdy3rd41.5%6251723.718.221.044.2105027352707382132159311.270.351.358.709104 *2H3
55y Zack Wheat HOF3rd41.5%99481960.134.647.353.624109106128928841321248205650.317.367.450.817129 *7H/89
56y Earle Combs HOF3rd31.1%103371243.935.439.758.014555746118618665863398670.325.397.462.859125 *87H9
57y Red Faber HOF3rd31.1%89372064.040.752.361.66701269981703717169.134.240.161.401102542133.151191.302669483274086.2410611112131471*1/H
58y Fred Tenney3rd31.1%37251744.228.636.454.8199475951278223122688285874.294.371.358.730110004.50863.0001002.05010*3O2/H981
59n Joe McCarthy HOF1st31.1%
60y Jimmy Archer3rd31.1%011210.39.910.144.284726462476601629936124.249.288.333.62180 *23H/457
61y Buck Ewing HOF1st20.7%35381848.030.739.444.2131553631129162571883354392.303.351.456.807129233.451121.66094147.05522323*23O546/1
62y Smoky Joe Wood3rd20.7%68391440.034.437.261.669719522665532332523208.283.357.411.768110117572.031461.087225158101434.1113810421989917H/843
63y Eddie Grant2nd20.7%01104.55.44.955.799033853998445277153233.249.300.295.59578 *56H4/3
64y Hans Lobert3rd20.7%3161423.120.521.855.713174563640125232481316395.274.337.366.703109 *56H/748
65y Lou Criger4th20.7%11201616.113.714.944.2101232023377091134258309.221.295.290.58472 *2/3H5
66y Bill Donovan3rd20.7%90341843.535.639.661.645913021422517943677.193.241.249.490491851392.691061.24537832782964.226313010591552*1O/H347968
67y Donie Bush2nd20.7%38341639.333.736.555.3194572101281180494454061158.250.356.300.65691 *65/4H
68y Ossee Schrecongost3rd20.7%511112.313.112.744.28953057304829933852102.271.297.345.64290 *23H/O46
69y Gavvy Cravath3rd20.7%50231133.030.031.557.212203951575113411971989561.287.380.478.858151 *9H78/3
70y Bill Carrigan3rd20.7%621013.213.213.244.27091970194506623537206.257.334.314.64894 *2H/3
71y Chick Fraser1st10.4%26151414.217.415.861.645913191342353961981.178.230.230.460321752123.67921.42743438863364.034626913381098*1/O35H8
72y Harry Steinfeldt2nd10.4%20141430.626.228.455.716475900759157827762202471.267.330.360.690102 *54O/6H37
73y Hub Perdue2nd10.4%2651.11.11.161.61613002042011012.140.173.150.323-851643.85851.3461611227918.11037431993171
74y Burleigh Grimes HOF3rd10.4%115381952.841.046.961.6632153515738021681569.248.282.306.588582702123.531081.365616497184180.0441214812951512*1/H
75y Jack Barry2nd10.4%28141125.924.625.355.312234146532100910429153396.243.321.303.62488 *6*4/H5
76y Sherry Magee3rd10.4%61351659.438.749.153.62087744111122169831176441736.291.364.427.790137 *7839H6/45
77y Pat Moran3rd10.4%00147.59.48.544.281826341986181826255142.235.283.312.59578 *2H5/364
78y Al Schacht1st10.4%0030.20.20.232.653519100409.196.339.235.5745514104.48861.59953183197.0254461381
79y Waite Hoyt HOF1st10.4%94322152.234.843.561.66741287962550100040.198.223.235.458202371823.591121.340674425533762.1403715410031206*1
80y Bill Bradley4th10.4%16111436.934.635.855.714615430754147134552181290.271.317.371.688107000.004.0001001.04000*56/3H41
81y Roger Peckinpaugh3rd10.4%48261744.929.036.955.3201272331006187648740205814.259.336.335.67287 *6H/3
82y Hack Wilson HOF2nd10.4%104391238.235.636.958.0134847608841461244106352674.307.395.545.940144 *879H/4
83y Jake Daubert3rd10.4%71271539.125.732.454.8201476731117232656722251623.303.360.401.760117 *3/H
84y Wilbur Cooper2nd10.4%76331553.741.847.861.6521122711129361061247.239.269.309.578612161782.891161.226517406143480.034151038531252*1/H79
85y Dave Bancroft HOF3rd10.4%85291649.137.543.355.3191371821048200432591145827.279.355.358.71498 *6/H457
86y Jesse Haines HOF1st10.4%64271932.622.127.361.6560112476209379230.186.208.218.426122101583.641091.350555387113208.23460165871981*1/H3
87y Art Fletcher3rd10.4%18171347.036.841.955.315335541684153432676160203.277.319.365.684100 *654/H
88y Urban Shocker2nd10.4%65331358.745.151.961.6412798891671701139.209.334.249.584551871173.171241.255412317252681.22709130657983*1/H
89y Lave Cross1st10.4%51402146.628.137.355.72277908413382651471378303466.292.329.383.711100 *5*2O64/3
90y Marty Bergen3rd10.4%10340.90.90.944.23441278180339101762452.265.299.347.64672 *2/3O
91y Tommy Leach2nd10.4%30251947.131.139.155.7215679591355214363812361820.269.340.370.710109 *O*8*576H/49
92y Larry Doyle3rd10.4%61281445.130.137.657.017666509960188774794298625.290.357.408.765125 *4H
93y Kid Gleason3rd10.4%11172241.539.040.261.6196874591022194615824329501.261.311.318.628781381313.791041.44729926662389.1255276906744*41O/653H87
94y Deacon Phillippe1st10.4%98441334.631.232.961.637798096185390449.189.236.234.469361891092.591191.105372289122607.0251841363929*1/O
95y Joe Kelley HOF1st10.4%99521750.536.343.453.61853700614212220651194443911.317.402.451.853133 *O375/4H689
96y Bucky Harris HOF2nd10.4%12181215.415.515.557.01263473672212979508167472.274.352.354.70686 *4/H659
97y Noodles Hahn1st10.4%6331844.444.344.361.624473165129252753.176.236.237.47335130942.551321.13224323102029.11916273819171/3
98y Heinie Peitz1st10.4%3221619.714.216.944.21235412453211171656091410.271.342.361.70392017.31651.81341016.022073*2534/O6H19
99y Otto Knabe1st10.4%014119.610.910.357.01278446957211038365143485.247.325.313.63987 *4H/9576
100y Sad Sam Jones1st10.4%56212242.827.635.261.6713124315124561017139.197.289.255.544452292173.841041.411647487313883.0408415113961223*1H/79
101y Herman Long3rd10.4%88411637.124.931.055.31875767814562129911055537612.277.335.383.71894 *64/O35
102y Dolf Luque3rd10.4%44232048.136.742.461.6559104396237590770.227.283.291.573531941793.241181.288550367293220.132311139181130*1/H57
103y Everett Scott3rd10.4%29141316.215.816.055.31654583755214552055569243.249.281.315.59665 *6/H54
104y Charlie Grimm1st10.4%18192011.812.212.054.821667917908229979107757578.290.341.397.73895 *3H/9758
105y Jake Stahl2nd10.4%54916.617.116.854.8981342540589431437178221.261.323.382.706120 *37/82H
106y Charlie Irwin2nd10.4%35109.29.59.355.7991368555698616493180287.268.331.345.67682 *56/4O3
107y Art Nehf3rd10.4%71321529.024.826.961.646491590192876786.210.281.279.560571841203.201051.239451320142707.22715107640844*1/H987
108y George Burns3rd10.4%56271539.432.736.153.6185372411188207741611383872.287.366.384.749114 *7*98/H5
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. Changed to 10 times prior to the 2015 election.

"X" means off ballot for future elections. "HOF" means they were selected to the Hall of Fame in a future election.

Old Timers Committee

Old Timers Committee Table
Batting Stats Pitching Stats Manager
Rk Name Hof_category 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%
1y Candy Cummingsas Pioneer/Executive8833636.236.236.261.624710681492270107316.213.224.257.48153145942.421131.22824224102149.22526121132591/O
2y Buck Ewingas Player35381848.030.739.444.2131553631129162571883354392.303.351.456.807129233.451121.66094147.05522323*23O546/1489395.553
3y Al Spaldingas Pioneer/Executive16560860.360.460.461.6411195941761323381829.313.323.379.702116252652.131321.193347325132886.1328015164248*1O3/4567847.624
4y Charlie Comiskeyas Pioneer/Executive1910137.710.69.154.813905796992152928883416197.264.293.337.63082010.734581.29741012.113036*3/4O1839540.608
5y Old Hoss Radbournas Player220621275.467.371.361.66532487308585925926158.235.283.281.564733101942.681191.14952750224527.143281188751830*1O/6345
6y Cap Ansonas Player186642794.441.868.154.825241028119993435972075277984.334.394.447.841142014.50891.5003014.04221*352O/4611295947.578
Notes: A small committee of high-ranking MLB executives and, later, veteran sportswriters, charged with electing 19th-century players, managers, and executives. Sporadically voting over an 11-year period, they inducted nearly 30 individuals into the Hall of Fame before disbanding, leading to the formation of the Veterans Committee in 1953.

Special Election

Special Election Table
Batting Stats Pitching Stats Manager
Rk Name Hof_category 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%
1y Lou Gehrigas Player3527217114.168.191.154.8216480011888272149319951021508.340.447.6321.080179 *3/H976
Notes: In certain cases, the Hall of Fame has convened the Old Timers or Veterans Committees to elect new Hall Of Famers due to special circumstances such as a person's untimely death. This has been invoked only in the cases of Lou Gehrig and Roberto Clemente.