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%200441554.847.151.054.220558267128428121021178375472.340.379.468.847125562.351261.28824123111.09105263*3H/197845
2Eddie Collins4th21377.7%2507125124.464.294.357.128269949182133154712997411499.333.424.429.853142 *4H6/8975
3Willie Keeler4th20775.5%189491954.236.245.256.7212385911719293233810495524.341.388.415.802127 *O*95/H4768
4Rube Waddell HOF4th17965.3%138471358.449.353.861.4410106661172483642.161.197.219.416251931432.161351.10240734052961.12460378032316*1/3
5Rogers Hornsby HOF4th17664.2%3507623127.374.1100.757.1225981731579293030115841351038.358.434.5771.010175 *4*65H3/978
6Frank Chance HOF4th15857.7%22241746.035.640.854.212884299798127420596403556.296.394.394.788135 *32O9/H78
7Ed Delahanty HOF4th14552.9%235641669.648.659.153.418377510160025971011466456742.346.411.505.917152 *O3746/958
8Ed Walsh HOF4th13248.2%146521465.962.364.161.44591085922103681446.194.231.255.486511951261.821461.000430315352964.12346236171736*1/H798
9Johnny Evers HOF4th10739.1%34241847.733.340.557.117846137919165912536324778.270.356.334.690106 *4/56H9
10Miller Huggins HOF3rd9735.4%12251335.425.530.457.115865558948147493183241003.265.382.314.696107 *4H/5
11Rabbit Maranville HOF3rd8229.9%59302344.030.537.255.52670100781256260528884291839.258.318.340.65882 *6*4/H5
12Jimmy Collins HOF4th7226.3%43261453.338.545.955.8172567951055199965983194426.294.343.409.752113 *5/OH64
13Roger Bresnahan HOF4th6724.5%15281742.030.436.244.214464481682125226530212714.279.386.377.764126413.931081.64996050.16811515*2O8H593/4716
14Fred Clarke HOF4th5921.5%86502167.936.152.053.42246858416222678671015509875.312.386.429.814133 *O*7H/6958
15Mordecai Brown HOF4th5419.7%169561458.443.751.061.4493114393235273844.206.236.248.483432391302.061381.066481332493172.12708436731375*1/H4879
16Wilbert Robinson HOF3rd4616.8%2524176.77.97.344.213715075637138818722196286.273.316.346.66283 *23/O
17Charles Bender HOF4th4014.6%119511647.933.640.761.4507114710224361162075.212.266.280.546662121272.461121.113459334343017.02645407121711*1H/38745
18Herb Pennock HOF3rd4014.6%92362245.636.941.361.462012141082324103194.191.253.235.488312411623.601061.348617419373571.239001289161227*1/H
19Ray Schalk HOF4th3512.8%56251833.225.829.544.217625306579134511593177638.253.340.316.65683 *2H
20Hugh Duffy HOF3rd3412.4%155551743.130.937.058.217377044155422931061302574664.326.386.451.837123 *O8/674H5932
21Ross Youngs HOF4th3412.4%71321032.730.831.856.712114627812149142592153550.322.399.441.839130 *9/4H87
22Hughie Jennings HOF3rd3312.0%88351842.339.040.755.512844895992152618840359347.312.391.406.797118 *6*34/OH597
23Joe McGinnity HOF3rd3211.7%164501059.054.156.661.447712971092510902634.194.221.225.446282461422.661211.188465381243441.13276528121068*1/O9845
24Home Run Baker HOF4th3010.9%81331362.846.854.855.815755984887183896991235473.307.363.442.805135 *5H
25Mickey Cochrane HOF2nd2810.2%137541349.936.643.344.2148251691041165211983064857.320.419.478.897129 *2H/7
26Addie Joss HOF3rd2810.2%8947945.439.742.561.4296817461181511054.144.198.188.38720160971.891430.96828626052327.01888193649201/385
27Eddie Plank HOF3rd2810.2%187711790.951.371.161.4630160713033131221371.206.250.245.495483261942.351221.119623529234495.239584210722246*1/H
28Frankie Frisch HOF2nd269.5%185601971.844.758.257.123119112153228801051244419728.316.369.432.801110 *4*56H
29Clark Griffith HOF3rd207.3%91392163.749.356.561.44851380202321816622166.233.318.310.628702371463.311211.31345337283385.2367076774955*1/O67H93458
30Bill Terry HOF3rd165.8%169421456.543.349.954.21721642811202193154107856537.341.393.506.899136 *3H/97
31Dazzy Vance HOF4th155.5%89351660.249.654.961.444297168146775179.150.219.198.417101971403.241251.230442349122966.228091328402045*1/H
32Johnny Kling4th145.1%25231329.125.727.444.212614246475115420514124281.272.319.357.676100 *2H/937856
33Nap Rucker4th134.7%40231047.144.745.961.433680544157144222.195.216.226.443331341342.421191.175336274142375.12089417011217*1
34Joe Tinker HOF3rd124.4%25201553.233.043.155.518066441774169031785336416.262.308.353.66196 *65/H49
35Babe Adams3rd114.0%72391952.741.547.161.4482101979216375153.212.252.281.532501941402.761181.092482354162995.12841674301036*1
36Pie Traynor HOF3rd103.6%96431738.526.832.655.81941755911832416581273158472.320.362.435.797107 *56H/3
37Harry Heilmann HOF3rd82.9%192571772.547.460.056.721477787129126601831543113856.342.410.520.930148 *9*3H8/47
38Edd Roush HOF4th82.9%74361845.631.738.758.2196773631099237668981268484.323.369.446.815126 *8H7/394
39Max Carey HOF3rd72.6%79362055.333.544.458.22476936315452665708027381040.285.361.386.747108 *8*79H
40Bill Dinneen2nd72.6%56241239.435.837.661.44171143992191602980.192.252.219.471371701773.011071.23139135273074.22957788291127*1/OH8379
41Kid Nichols HOF2nd72.6%2336915116.374.595.461.465020902734721627819137.226.277.300.577553622082.961391.224621562165067.1492915612721881*1/O3789
42Nick Altrock3rd62.2%3118199.211.110.161.42305505297227529.176.232.207.4394083752.67961.14121816171514.01455162724251/3H97
43Jack Chesbro HOF3rd62.2%101401142.741.141.961.4393110385217582525.197.216.267.483441981322.681101.15239233252896.22647396901265*1/3OH
44Sam Crawford HOF4th62.2%119531975.339.757.556.72517957013912961971523367760.309.362.452.814144 *O*9*83H7
45Duffy Lewis3rd62.2%18121121.321.121.253.414595351612151838791113352.284.333.384.7171080018.00253.0001001.03001*7/H8951
46Amos Rusie HOF3rd62.2%187421065.863.364.661.4487173020942981762527.248.262.320.582622461743.071291.34946342753778.233897517071950*1/O3
47Casey Stengel HOF2nd62.2%4151420.217.318.856.712774288575121960535131437.284.356.410.766120 *98H/7
48Mike Donlin3rd51.8%65321229.026.527.858.210493854669128251543213312.333.386.468.854144017.16571.83741016.1161146*O7893H/16
49Harry Hooper HOF3rd51.8%37341753.530.141.856.72309878514292466758163751136.281.368.387.755114000.001.5001002.02010*97H/81
50Dickey Kerr3rd51.8%2212410.210.210.261.41432754060021428.218.295.284.5795453343.84991.388140836811.1876242502351/H
51Bobby Wallace HOF3rd51.8%30302570.241.856.055.52383861810572309341121201774.268.332.358.69010524223.871251.55557481402.04696156120*6*514/HO39
52Hank Gowdy3rd41.5%6251723.818.321.044.2105027352707382132159311.270.351.358.709104 *2H3
53Rube Marquard HOF4th41.5%84311832.530.131.361.4536110763198166633.179.207.202.410172011773.081031.237536408203306.232331078581593*1
54Stuffy McInnis3rd41.5%43231934.625.229.954.2212878228712405201063172380.307.343.381.723105 *3H6/547
55Zack Wheat HOF3rd41.5%99481960.534.847.753.424109106128928841321248205650.317.367.450.817129 *7H/89
56Jimmy Archer3rd31.1%011210.39.910.144.284726462476601629936124.249.288.333.62180 *23H/457
57Earle Combs HOF3rd31.1%103371244.835.940.458.214555746118618665863398670.325.397.462.859125 *87H9
58Red Faber HOF3rd31.1%89372064.040.752.461.46701269981703717169.134.240.161.401102542133.151191.302669483274086.2410611112131471*1/H
59Joe McCarthy HOF1st31.1%
60Fred Tenney3rd31.1%37251744.128.736.454.2199475951278223122688285874.294.371.358.730110004.50863.0001002.05010*3O2/H981
61Donie Bush2nd20.7%38341639.333.736.555.5194572101281180494454061158.250.356.300.65691 *65/4H
62Bill Carrigan3rd20.7%621013.213.213.244.27091970194506623537206.257.334.314.64894 *2H/3
63Gavvy Cravath3rd20.7%50231133.030.031.556.712203951575113411971989561.287.380.478.858151 *9H78/3
64Lou Criger4th20.7%11201616.113.614.944.2101232023377091134258309.221.295.290.58472 *2/3H57
65Bill Donovan3rd20.7%90341844.836.740.861.445913021422517943677.193.241.249.490491851392.691061.24537832782964.226313010591552*1O/H374986
66Buck Ewing HOF1st20.7%35381848.030.739.444.2131553631129162571883354392.303.351.456.807129233.451121.66094147.05522323*23O546/1
67Eddie Grant2nd20.7%01104.55.45.055.899033853998445277153233.249.300.295.59578 *56H4/3
68Hans Lobert3rd20.7%3161423.120.521.855.813174563640125232481316395.274.337.366.703109 *56H/748
69Ossee Schrecongost3rd20.7%511112.313.112.744.28953057304829933852102.271.297.345.64290 *23H/O486
70Smoky Joe Wood3rd20.7%68391440.034.437.261.469719522665532332523208.283.357.411.768110117572.031461.087225158101434.1113810421989917H/843
71Dave Bancroft HOF3rd10.4%85291649.737.943.855.5191371821048200432591145827.279.355.358.71498 *6/H457
72Jack Barry2nd10.4%28141125.924.625.355.512234146532100910429153396.243.321.303.62488 *6*4/H5
73Marty Bergen3rd10.4%10340.90.90.944.23441278180339101762452.265.299.347.64672 *2/3O
74Bill Bradley4th10.4%16111436.634.435.555.814615430754147134552181290.271.317.371.688108000.004.0001001.04000*56/3H41
75George Burns3rd10.4%56271539.732.836.253.4185372411188207741611383872.287.366.384.749114 *7*98/H5
76Wilbur Cooper2nd10.4%76331553.842.047.961.4521122711129361061247.239.269.309.578612161782.891161.226517406143480.034151038531252*1/H79
77Lave Cross1st10.4%51402146.528.037.255.82277908413382651471378303466.292.329.383.711100 *5*2O64/3
78Jake Daubert3rd10.4%71271539.325.832.654.2201476731117232656722251623.303.360.401.760117 *3/H
79Larry Doyle3rd10.4%61281445.130.137.657.117666509960188774794298625.290.357.408.765125 *4H
80Art Fletcher3rd10.4%18171347.136.842.055.515335541684153432676160203.277.319.365.684100 *654/H
81Chick Fraser1st10.4%26151414.417.916.161.445913191342353961981.178.230.230.460321752123.67921.42743438863364.034626913381098*1/O385H9
82Kid Gleason3rd10.4%11172241.839.040.461.4196874591022194615824329501.261.311.318.628781381313.791041.44729926662389.1255276906744*41O/6538H7
83Burleigh Grimes HOF3rd10.4%115381952.841.147.061.4632153515738021681569.248.282.306.588582702123.531081.365616497184180.0441214812951512*1/H
84Charlie Grimm1st10.4%18192012.412.412.454.221667917908229979107757578.290.341.397.73895 *3H/9758
85Noodles Hahn1st10.4%6331844.644.544.561.424473165129252753.176.236.237.47335130942.551321.13224323102029.11916273819171/38
86Jesse Haines HOF1st10.4%64271932.622.127.461.4560112476209379230.186.208.218.426122101583.641091.350555387113208.23460165871981*1/H3
87Bucky Harris HOF2nd10.4%12181216.016.016.057.11263473672212979508167472.274.352.354.70686 *4/H659
88Waite Hoyt HOF1st10.4%94322152.334.843.661.46741287962550100040.198.223.235.458202371823.591121.340674425533762.1403715410031206*1
89Charlie Irwin2nd10.4%35109.19.59.355.8991368555698616493180287.268.331.345.67682 *56/4O3
90Sad Sam Jones1st10.4%56212242.827.635.261.4713124315124561017139.197.289.255.544452292173.841041.411647487313883.0408415113961223*1H/79
91Joe Kelley HOF1st10.4%99521750.436.343.453.41853700614212220651194443911.317.402.451.853133 *O*7385/4H69
92Otto Knabe1st10.4%014119.610.910.357.11278446957211038365143485.247.325.313.63987 *4H/9576
93Tommy Leach2nd10.4%30251947.131.039.155.8215679591355214363812361820.269.340.370.710109 *O*8*576H/49
94Herman Long3rd10.4%88411637.024.830.955.51875767814562129911055537612.277.335.383.71894 *64/O35
95Dolf Luque3rd10.4%44232048.136.742.461.4559104396237590770.227.283.291.573531941793.241181.288550367293220.132311139181130*1/H57
96Sherry Magee3rd10.4%61351659.438.749.053.42087744111122169831176441736.291.364.427.790137 *7839H6/45
97Pat Moran3rd10.4%00147.59.48.544.281826341986181826255142.235.283.312.59578 *2H5/3964
98Art Nehf3rd10.4%71321528.924.826.861.446491590192876786.210.281.279.560571841203.201051.239451320142707.22715107640844*1/H987
99Roger Peckinpaugh3rd10.4%48261745.229.137.255.5201272331006187648740205814.259.336.335.67287 *6H/3
100Heinie Peitz1st10.4%3221619.614.116.944.21235412453211171656091410.271.342.361.70393017.31651.81341016.022073*2534/O6H19
101Hub Perdue2nd10.4%2651.11.11.161.41613002042011012.140.173.150.323-851643.85851.3461611227918.11037431993171
102Deacon Phillippe1st10.4%98441335.632.233.961.437798096185390449.189.236.234.469371891092.591191.105372289122607.0251841363929*1/O7
103Al Schacht1st10.4%0030.20.20.232.653519100409.196.339.235.5745514104.48861.59953183197.0254461381
104Everett Scott3rd10.4%29141316.515.916.255.51654583755214552055569243.249.281.315.59665 *6/H54
105Urban Shocker2nd10.4%65331358.645.151.961.4412798891671701139.209.334.249.584551871173.171241.255412317252681.22709130657983*1/H
106Jake Stahl2nd10.4%54916.617.116.954.2981342540589431437178221.261.323.382.706120 *37/82H
107Harry Steinfeldt2nd10.4%20141430.426.028.255.816475900759157827762202471.267.330.360.690102 *54O/6H379
108Hack Wilson HOF2nd10.4%104391238.736.137.458.2134847608841461244106352674.307.395.545.940144 *879H/4
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 Inducted As 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%
1Cap Ansonas Player186642794.441.868.154.225241028119993435972075277984.334.394.447.841142014.50891.5003014.04221*352O/4611295947.578
2Charlie Comiskeyas Pioneer/Executive1910137.710.69.154.213905796992152928883416197.264.293.337.63082010.734581.29741012.113036*3/4O1839540.608
3Candy Cummingsas Pioneer/Executive8833636.236.236.261.424710681492270107316.213.224.257.48153145942.421131.22824224102149.22526121132591/O
4Buck Ewingas Player35381848.030.739.444.2131553631129162571883354392.303.351.456.807129233.451121.66094147.05522323*23O546/1489395.553
5Old Hoss Radbournas Player220621275.467.371.461.46532487308585925926158.235.283.281.564733101942.681191.14952750224527.143281188751830*1O/6345
6Al Spaldingas Pioneer/Executive16560860.360.460.461.4411195941761323381829.313.323.379.702116252652.131321.193347325132886.1328015164248*1O3/4567847.624
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 Inducted As 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 Player3527217113.767.790.754.2216480011888272149319951021508.340.447.6321.080179 *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.