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Hall of Fame Balloting

+ 1956
  • The National Baseball Hall of Fame is situated in Cooperstown, New York. Balloting takes place at the end of the calendar year and inductees are announced early the following year. The players are officially inducted in late July.
  • This is a listing of balloting results for 1956. Inductees must reach at least 75% to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and 5% to remain on the ballot for subsequent years. A player may stay on the ballot for 15 years and then he may be eligible to be inducted by the Veterans committee.
  • Future Hall of Famers (from subsequent votes) are highlighted in gold
  • RankPlayerFilterVotesShareVote NumberStatusPosHtWtB-TBornPlace of BirthDiedMLB Years
    1Hank Greenberg16484.979Elected1B-OF6-3210R-R1930-1947
    2Joe Cronin15278.7610ElectedSS5-11180R-R1926-1945
    3Red Ruffing9750.269Remained on ballotP6-1205R-R1924-1947
    4Edd Roush9147.1517Remained on ballotOF5-11170L-L1913-1931
    5Lefty Gomez8946.1112Remained on ballotP6-2173L-L1930-1943
    6Hack Wilson7438.3412Remained on ballotOF5-6190R-R1923-1934
    7Tony Lazzeri6433.1611Remained on ballot2B5-11170R-R1926-1939
    8Kiki Cuyler5528.509Remained on ballotOF5-10180R-R1921-1938
    9Hank Gowdy4925.3915Remained on ballotC6-2182R-R1910-1930
    10Sam Rice4523.3210Remained on ballotOF5-9150L-R1915-1934
    11Chuck Klein4422.808Remained on ballotOF6-0185L-R1928-1944
    12Jim Bottomley4221.769Remained on ballot1B6-0180L-L1922-1937
    13Waite Hoyt3719.1712Remained on ballotP6-0180R-R1918-1938
    14Red Faber3417.6213Remained on ballotP6-2180B-R1914-1933
    15Joe Medwick3116.062Remained on ballotOF5-10187R-R1932-1948
    16Eppa Rixey2713.9913Remained on ballotP6-5210R-L1912-1933
    17Goose Goslin2613.476Remained on ballotOF5-11185L-R1921-1938
    18Burleigh Grimes2512.9511Remained on ballotP5-10175R-R1916-1934
    19Lloyd Waner189.335Remained on ballotOF5-9150L-R1927-1945
    20Jimmie Wilson178.819Remained on ballotC6-1200R-R1923-1940
    21Muddy Ruel168.298Remained on ballotC5-9150R-R1915-1934
    22Chick Hafey168.299Remained on ballotOF6-0185R-R1924-1937
    23Dave Bancroft157.7713Remained on ballotSS5-9160B-R1915-1930
    24Luke Appling147.253Remained on ballotSS5-10183R-R1930-1950
    25Earle Combs147.2511Remained on ballotOF6-0185L-R1924-1935
    26Jesse Haines147.259Remained on ballotP6-0190R-R1918-1937
    27Travis Jackson147.259Remained on ballotSS-3B5-10160R-R1922-1936
    28Heinie Manush136.743Remained on ballotOF6-1200L-L1923-1939
    29Paul Derringer126.225Remained on ballotP6-3205R-R1931-1945
    30Babe Herman115.7010Remained on ballotOF6-4190L-L1926-1945
    31Cy Williams115.7011Remained on ballotOF6-2180L-L1912-1930
    32Arky Vaughan94.664Remained on ballotSS5-10175L-R1932-1948
    33Ernie Lombardi84.153Remained on ballotC6-3230R-R1931-1947
    34Howard Ehmke84.158Remained on ballotP6-3190R-R1916-1930
    35Wes Ferrell73.633Remained on ballotP6-2195R-R1927-1941
    36Pepper Martin73.6310Remained on ballotOF-3B5-8170R-R1928-1944
    37Bucky Walters52.594Remained on ballotP-3B6-1180R-R1931-1950
    38Lefty O'Doul52.597Remained on ballotOF6-0180L-L1919-1934
    39Bobby Doerr52.592Remained on ballot2B5-11175R-R1937-1951
    40Doc Cramer42.071Remained on ballotOF6-2185L-R1929-1948
    41Joe Sewell31.555Remained on ballotSS-3B5-7155L-R1920-1933
    42Frank McCormick31.551Remained on ballot1B6-4205R-R1934-1948
    43Freddie Lindstrom31.552Remained on ballot3B-OF5-11170R-R1924-1936
    44George Earnshaw31.555Removed (insuff votes)P6-4210R-R1928-1936
    45Tommy Bridges31.551Remained on ballotP5-10155R-R1930-1946
    46Earl Averill31.554Remained on ballotOF5-9172L-R1929-1941
    47Jim Tobin21.041Removed (insuff votes)P6-0185R-R1937-1945
    48Riggs Stephenson21.041Remained on ballotOF-2B5-10185R-R1921-1934
    49Hal Schumacher21.043Remained on ballotP6-0190R-R1931-1946
    50George Kelly21.044Remained on ballot1B-2B6-4190R-R1915-1932
    51Charlie Keller21.042Remained on ballotOF5-10190L-R1939-1952
    52Tommy Henrich21.043Remained on ballotOF6-0180L-L1937-1950
    53Lew Fonseca21.043Remained on ballot1B-2B5-10180R-R1921-1933
    54Hughie Critz21.041Removed (insuff votes)2B5-8147R-R1924-1935
    55Mort Cooper21.041Remained on ballotP6-2210R-R1938-1949
    56Guy Bush21.041Removed (insuff votes)P6-0175R-R1923-1945
    57Ossie Bluege21.044Remained on ballot3B5-11162R-R1922-1939
    58Bob Meusel10.529Remained on ballotOF6-3190R-R1920-1930
    59Dolf Luque10.527Remained on ballotP5-7160R-R1914-1935
    60Joe Kuhel10.521Removed (insuff votes)1B6-0180L-L1930-1947
    61Sam Jones10.523Removed (insuff votes)P6-0170R-R1914-1935
    62Jack Quinn10.522Remained on ballotP6-0196R-R1909-1933
    63Wally Schang10.523Remained on ballotC5-10180B-R1913-1931
    64Bill Sherdel10.527Remained on ballotP5-10160L-L1918-1932
    65Earl Smith10.522Removed (insuff votes)C5-10180L-R1919-1930
    66Gus Suhr10.521Remained on ballot1B6-0180L-R1930-1940
    67George Uhle10.521Remained on ballotP6-0190R-R1919-1936
    68Burgess Whitehead10.521Removed (insuff votes)2B5-10160R-R1933-1946
    69Bob Johnson10.522Removed (insuff votes)OF6-0180R-R1933-1945
    70Bill Hallahan10.522Remained on ballotP5-10170R-L1925-1938
    71Stan Hack10.525Remained on ballot3B6-0170L-R1932-1947
    72Nick Altrock10.526Remained on ballotP5-10197B-L1898-1933
    73Wally Berger10.521Remained on ballotOF6-2198R-R1930-1940
    74Max Bishop10.522Remained on ballot2B5-8165L-R1924-1935
    75Dolph Camilli10.522Remained on ballot1B5-10185L-L1933-1945
    76Spud Chandler10.523Remained on ballotP6-0181R-R1937-1947
    77Frankie Crosetti10.523Remained on ballotSS5-10165R-R1932-1948
    78Tony Cuccinello10.521Remained on ballot2B-3B5-7160R-R1930-1945
    79Bill Dinneen10.526Removed (insuff votes)P6-1190R-R1898-1909
    80Joe Dugan10.525Remained on ballot3B-SS5-11160R-R1917-1931
    81Rick Ferrell10.521Remained on ballotC5-10160R-R1929-1947
    82Mule Haas10.522Remained on ballotOF6-1175L-R1925-1938
    83Earl Whitehill10.521Remained on ballotP174L-L1923-1939


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