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
1George Sisler4th23585.8%200441554.547.250.854.620558267128428121021178375472.340.379.468.847125562.351261.28824123111.09105263*3/197845
2Eddie Collins4th21377.7%2507125123.964.294.156.928269949182133154712997411499.333.424.429.853142 *46/O5
3Willie Keeler4th20775.5%189491954.036.245.158.1212385911719293233810495524.341.388.415.802127 *O5/46
4Rube Waddell HOF4th17965.3%138471358.649.654.162.1410106661172483642.161.197.219.416251931432.161351.10240734052961.12460378032316*1/3
5Rogers Hornsby HOF4th17664.2%3507623127.073.5100.356.9225981731579293030115841351038.358.434.5771.010175 *4*653/978
6Frank Chance HOF4th15857.7%22241745.635.640.654.612884299798127420596403556.296.394.394.788135 *32O
7Ed Delahanty HOF4th14552.9%235651669.548.559.053.318377510160025971011466456742.346.411.505.917152 *O346/5
8Ed Walsh HOF4th13248.2%146521465.561.963.762.14591085922103681446.194.231.255.486511951261.821451.000430315352964.12346236171736*1/O
9Johnny Evers HOF4th10739.1%34241847.733.340.556.917846137919165912536324778.270.356.334.690106 *4/56O
10Miller Huggins HOF3rd9735.4%12251335.425.630.556.915865558948147493183241003.265.382.314.696108 *4/5
11Rabbit Maranville HOF3rd8229.9%59302342.830.436.654.82670100781256260528884291839.258.318.340.65882 *6*4/5
12Jimmy Collins HOF4th7226.3%43261453.238.445.855.2172567951055199965983194426.294.343.409.752113 *5/O64
13Roger Bresnahan HOF4th6724.5%15301741.028.834.943.914464481682125226530212714.279.386.377.764127413.931081.64996050.16811515*2O53/4168
14Fred Clarke HOF4th5921.5%86502167.836.152.053.32246858416222678671015509875.312.386.429.814133 *O/675
15Mordecai Brown HOF4th5419.7%169561456.441.448.962.1493114393235273844.206.236.248.483432391302.061391.066481332493172.12708436731375*1/O48
16Wilbert Robinson HOF3rd4616.8%25241713.911.812.843.913715075637138818722196286.273.316.346.66283 *23/O
17Chief Bender HOF4th4014.6%119511649.535.042.362.1507114710224361162075.212.266.280.546662121272.461121.113459334343017.02645407121711*1/3O45
18Herb Pennock HOF3rd4014.6%92362244.935.940.462.162012141082324103194.191.253.235.488312411623.601061.348617419373571.239001289161227*1
19Ray Schalk HOF4th3512.8%56251828.522.125.343.917625306579134511593177638.253.340.316.65683 *2
20Hugh Duffy HOF3rd3412.4%155551743.030.836.957.917377044155422931061302574664.326.386.451.837123 *O/64532
21Ross Youngs HOF4th3412.4%73321032.230.331.358.112114627812149142592153550.322.399.441.839130 *9/487
22Hughie Jennings HOF3rd3312.0%88351842.339.040.654.812844895992152618840359347.312.391.406.797118 *6*34/O5
23Joe McGinnity HOF3rd3211.7%164501057.752.555.162.147712971092510902634.194.221.225.446282461422.661201.188465381243441.13276528121068*1/O45
24Home Run Baker HOF4th3010.9%81331362.846.854.855.215755984887183896991235473.307.363.442.805135 *5
25Eddie Plank HOF3rd2810.2%187711789.950.570.262.1630160713033131221371.206.250.245.495483261942.351221.119623529234495.239584210722246*1
26Addie Joss HOF3rd2810.2%8947943.738.441.162.1296817461181511054.144.198.188.38720160971.891420.96828626052327.01888193649201/3O5
27Mickey Cochrane HOF2nd2810.2%137541352.136.944.543.9148251691041165211983064857.320.419.478.897129 *2/7
28Frankie Frisch HOF2nd269.5%185601970.444.457.456.923119112153228801051244419728.316.369.432.801110 *4*56
29Clark Griffith HOF3rd207.3%91392161.848.555.262.14851380202321816622166.233.318.310.628702371463.311211.31345337283385.2367076774955*1/O634589
30Bill Terry HOF3rd165.8%169421454.241.247.754.61721642811202193154107856537.341.393.506.899136 *3/97
31Dazzy Vance HOF4th155.5%89351659.949.254.662.144297168146775179.150.219.198.417101971403.241251.230442349122966.228091328402045*1
32Johnny Kling4th145.1%25241324.922.423.643.912614246475115420514124281.272.319.357.676100 *2/O356
33Nap Rucker4th134.7%40231048.145.746.962.133680544157144222.195.216.226.443331341342.421191.175336274142375.12089417011217*1
34Joe Tinker HOF3rd124.4%25201553.233.143.254.818066441774169031785336416.262.308.353.66196 *65/4O
35Babe Adams3rd114.0%72391952.040.546.262.1482101979216375153.212.252.281.532501941402.761181.092482354162995.12841674301036*1
36Pie Traynor HOF3rd103.6%96431736.225.731.055.21941755911832416581273158472.320.362.435.797107 *56/3
37Harry Heilmann HOF3rd82.9%192571772.147.159.658.121477787129126601831543113856.342.410.520.930148 *9*38/47
38Edd Roush HOF4th82.9%72361845.231.538.357.9196773631099237668981268484.323.369.446.815126 *87/394
39Kid Nichols HOF2nd72.6%2286915116.575.195.862.165020902734721627819137.226.277.300.577553612082.961401.224621562175067.1492915612721881*1/O3
40Max Carey HOF3rd72.6%77362054.232.943.657.92476936315452665708027381040.285.361.386.747108 *O*8*79
41Bill Dinneen2nd72.6%56241240.636.738.662.14171143992191602980.192.252.219.471371701773.011071.23139135273074.22957788291127*1/O3
42Casey Stengel HOF2nd62.2%4151420.117.318.758.112774288575121960535131437.284.356.410.766120 *O*98/7
43Nick Altrock3rd62.2%31181910.212.211.262.12305505297227529.176.232.207.4394083752.67961.14121816171514.01455162724251/3O9
44Sam Crawford HOF4th62.2%119531975.139.757.458.12517957013912961971523367760.309.362.452.814144 *O*93
45Jack Chesbro HOF3rd62.2%101401141.440.340.962.1393110385217582525.197.216.267.483441981322.681111.15239233252896.22647396901265*1/3O
46Duffy Lewis3rd62.2%19121121.221.021.153.314595351612151838791113352.284.333.384.7171080018.00253.0001001.03001*O*7/8519
47Amos Rusie HOF3rd62.2%187421069.366.868.162.1487173020942981762527.248.262.320.582622461743.071291.34946342753778.233897517071950*1/O3
48Dickey Kerr3rd51.8%2212410.310.310.362.11432754060021428.218.295.284.5795453343.84991.388140836811.1876242502351
49Bobby Wallace HOF3rd51.8%30302570.241.856.054.82383861810572309341121201774.268.332.358.69010524223.871251.55557481402.04696156120*6*514/O3
50Harry Hooper HOF3rd51.8%39341753.130.041.558.12309878514292466758163751136.281.368.387.755114000.001.5001002.02010*O*9/871
51Mike Donlin3rd51.8%65321229.526.928.257.910493854669128251543213312.333.386.468.854144017.16571.83741016.1161146*O3/16
52Stuffy McInnis3rd41.5%43231934.325.329.854.6212878228712405201063172380.307.343.381.723105 *36/54O
53Rube Marquard HOF4th41.5%84311831.929.030.562.1536110763198166633.179.207.202.410172011773.081031.237536408203306.232331078581593*1
54Hank Gowdy3rd41.5%6251718.213.716.043.9105027352707382132159311.270.351.358.709104 *23
55Zack Wheat HOF3rd41.5%99481960.234.747.453.324109106128928841321248205650.317.367.450.817129 *O*7/98
56Red Faber HOF3rd31.1%89372064.840.652.762.16701269981703717169.134.240.161.401102542133.151191.302669483274086.2410611112131471*1
57Earle Combs HOF3rd31.1%97371242.534.338.457.914555746118618665863398670.325.397.462.859125 *879
58Fred Tenney3rd31.1%37251743.628.536.154.6199475951278223122688285874.294.371.358.730110004.50863.0001002.05010*3O2/1
59Joe McCarthy HOF1st31.1%
60Jimmy Archer3rd31.1%01125.56.05.743.984726462476601629936124.249.288.333.62181 *23/45O
61Smoky Joe Wood3rd20.7%68391440.334.637.462.169719522665532332523208.283.357.411.768110117572.031461.087225158101434.1113810421989917/843
62Eddie Grant2nd20.7%01104.45.34.855.299033853998445277153233.249.300.295.59578 *564/3
63Lou Criger4th20.7%11201610.79.910.343.9101232023377091134258309.221.295.290.58472 *2/35O
64Hans Lobert3rd20.7%3161422.920.321.655.213174563640125232481316395.274.337.366.703109 *56/O4
65Bill Donovan3rd20.7%90341842.835.038.962.145913021422517943677.193.241.249.490491851392.691061.24537832782964.226313010591552*1O/346
66Donie Bush2nd20.7%35341639.333.736.554.8194572101280180494454061158.250.356.300.65691 *65/4
67Ossee Schrecongost3rd20.7%511113.213.213.243.98953057304829933852102.271.297.345.64291 *23/O46
68Gavvy Cravath3rd20.7%50231132.829.831.358.112203951575113411971989561.287.380.478.858151 *O*9/783
69Bill Carrigan3rd20.7%621012.011.611.843.97091970194506623537206.257.334.314.64894 *2/3
70Buck Ewing HOF1st20.7%35381847.730.539.143.9131553631129162571883354392.303.351.456.807129233.451121.66094147.05522323*23O546/1
71Hack Wilson HOF2nd10.4%100391238.835.837.357.9134847608841461244106352674.307.395.545.940144 *879/4
72Jake Daubert3rd10.4%71271539.125.732.454.6201476731117232656722251623.303.360.401.760117 *3
73Bill Bradley4th10.4%16111437.134.835.955.214615430754147134552181290.271.317.371.688108000.004.0001001.04000*56/341
74Roger Peckinpaugh3rd10.4%48261745.029.037.054.8201272331006187648740205814.259.336.335.67286 *6/3
75Wilbur Cooper2nd10.4%76331553.841.547.662.1521122711129361061247.239.269.309.578612161782.891161.226517406143480.034151038531252*1/79
76Sherry Magee3rd10.4%61351659.038.548.753.32087744111122169831176441736.291.364.427.790137 *O*73869/45
77Dave Bancroft HOF3rd10.4%85291648.537.242.954.8191371821048200432591145827.279.355.358.71498 *6/457
78Jesse Haines HOF1st10.4%64271932.721.927.362.1560112476209379230.186.208.218.426122101583.641091.350555387113208.23460165871981*1/3
79Art Fletcher3rd10.4%18171347.036.741.854.815335541684153432676160203.277.319.365.684100 *654
80Urban Shocker2nd10.4%65331358.745.051.962.1412798891671701139.209.334.249.584551871173.171241.255412317252681.22709130657983*1
81Marty Bergen3rd10.4%10340.10.10.143.93441278180339101762452.265.299.347.64672 *2/3O
82Lave Cross1st10.4%51402147.228.737.955.22277908413382651471378303466.292.329.383.711100 *5*2O64/3
83Tommy Leach2nd10.4%30261946.830.938.955.2215679591355214363812361820.269.340.370.710109 *O*5*867/49
84Larry Doyle3rd10.4%61281445.130.237.756.917666509960188774794298625.290.357.408.765126 *4
85Kid Gleason3rd10.4%11172240.438.039.262.1196874591022194615824329501.261.311.318.628781381313.791041.44729926662389.1255276906744*41O/653
86Deacon Phillippe1st10.4%98441334.230.532.362.137798096185390449.189.236.234.469361891092.591201.105372289122607.0251841363929*1/O
87Heinie Peitz1st10.4%3221619.213.916.543.91235412453211171656091410.271.342.361.70393017.31651.81341016.022073*2534/O619
88Bucky Harris HOF2nd10.4%12181215.115.315.256.91263473672212979508167472.274.352.354.70686 *4/659
89Noodles Hahn1st10.4%6331844.644.744.662.124473165129252753.176.236.237.47336130942.551321.13224323102029.11916273819171/3O
90Otto Knabe1st10.4%014119.510.810.156.91278446957211038365143485.247.325.313.63986 *4/O596
91Sad Sam Jones1st10.4%56212243.728.035.862.1713124315124561017139.197.289.255.544452292173.841041.411647487313883.0408415113961223*1/79
92Herman Long3rd10.4%88411637.024.830.954.81875767814562129911055537612.277.335.383.71894 *64/O35
93Charlie Grimm1st10.4%18192013.413.213.354.621667917908229979107757578.290.341.397.73894 *3/9758
94Dolf Luque3rd10.4%44232047.635.841.762.1559104396237590770.227.283.291.573531941793.241181.288550367293220.132311139181130*1/57
95Everett Scott3rd10.4%29141316.115.715.954.81654583755214552055569243.249.281.315.59665 *6/54
96Jake Stahl2nd10.4%54916.617.216.954.6981342540589431437178221.261.323.382.706121 *3O/2
97Charlie Irwin2nd10.4%35109.19.59.355.2991368555698616493180287.268.331.345.67682 *56/4O3
98Art Nehf3rd10.4%71321529.524.927.262.146491590192876786.210.281.279.560571841203.201051.239451320142707.22715107640844*1/987
99George Burns3rd10.4%57271539.332.535.953.3185372411188207741611383872.287.366.384.749114 *O*7*98/5
100Joe Kelley HOF1st10.4%99521750.636.243.453.31853700614212220651194443911.317.402.451.853134 *O35/46
101Chick Fraser1st10.4%26151414.517.816.162.145913191342353961981.178.230.230.460331752123.67921.42743438863364.034626913381098*1/O35
102Harry Steinfeldt2nd10.4%20141430.826.328.655.216475900759157827762202471.267.330.360.690102 *54O/63
103Hub Perdue2nd10.4%2651.01.01.062.11613002042011012.140.173.150.323-851643.85851.3461611227918.11037431993171
104Pat Moran3rd10.4%00146.87.97.443.981826341986181826255142.235.283.312.59578 *25/3O64
105Burleigh Grimes HOF3rd10.4%115381953.040.947.062.1632153515738021681569.248.282.306.588582702123.531081.365616497184180.0441214812951512*1
106Jack Barry2nd10.4%28141125.924.625.354.812234146532100910429153396.243.321.303.62488 *6*4/5
107Al Schacht1st10.4%0030.40.40.434.453519100409.196.339.235.5745514104.48861.59953183197.0254461381
108Waite Hoyt HOF1st10.4%94322151.834.042.962.16741287962550100040.198.223.235.458202371823.591121.340674425533762.1403715410031206*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. 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%
1Buck Ewingas Player35381847.730.539.143.9131553631129162571883354392.303.351.456.807129233.451121.66094147.05522323*23O546/1489395.553
2Al Spaldingas Pioneer/Executive16560859.059.059.062.1411195941761323381829.313.323.379.702116252652.131321.193347325132886.1328015164248*1O3/4567847.624
3Charlie Comiskeyas Pioneer/Executive1910137.710.69.154.613905796992152928883416197.264.293.337.63082010.734581.29741012.113036*3/4O1839540.608
4Old Hoss Radbournas Player221611276.068.172.162.16532487308585925926158.235.283.281.564733091942.681191.14952750234527.143281188751830*1O/6345
5Cap Ansonas Player186642793.941.767.854.625241028119993435972075277984.334.394.447.841142014.50881.5003014.04221*352O/4611295947.578
6Candy Cummingsas Pioneer/Executive8833636.436.436.462.124710681492270107316.213.224.257.48153145942.421131.22824224102149.22526121132591/O
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%
1Lou Gehrigas Player3527217112.467.790.054.6216480011888272149319951021508.340.447.6321.080179 *3/976
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.
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