1942 Hall of Fame Election
175 of 233 votes needed for election
There was no induction ceremony for Rogers Hornsby, the only successful candidate from that year, as had been the case for Lou Gehrig, elected in a special election in 1939, and as would be the case again for the ten candidates elected in 1942. This was a result of restrictions on travel imposed by World War II, and the issue would not be remedied until 2013. That year, after the [[BBWAA] failed to elect anyone, Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson decided to take the opportunity of having a small induction class with no living members to right this historical wrong by holding a formal induction for all twelve candidates who had been bypassed due to these exceptional circumstances.
- Steve Gardner: "Lou Gehrig may be the biggest name at this summer's Hall ceremony", USA Today, January 9, 2013.