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Hall of Fame Balloting

+ 1978
  • 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 1978. 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
    1Eddie Mathews30179.425Elected3B6-1200L-R1952-1968
    2Enos Slaughter26168.8714Remained on ballotOF5-9192L-R1938-1959
    3Duke Snider25467.0210Remained on ballotOF6-0190L-R1947-1964
    4Gil Hodges22659.6311Remained on ballot1B6-1200R-R1943-1963
    5Don Drysdale21957.784Remained on ballotP6-6216R-R1956-1969
    6Jim Bunning18147.762Remained on ballotP6-3195R-R1955-1971
    7Richie Ashburn15841.6912Remained on ballotOF5-10170L-R1948-1962
    8Hoyt Wilhelm15841.691Remained on ballotP6-0195R-R1952-1972
    9Nellie Fox14939.318Remained on ballot2B5-9150L-R1947-1965
    10Red Schoendienst13034.3011Remained on ballot2B6-0170B-R1945-1963
    11Maury Wills11530.341Remained on ballotSS-3B5-11170B-R1959-1972
    12Roger Maris8321.905Remained on ballotOF6-0204L-R1957-1968
    13Lew Burdette7620.056Remained on ballotP6-2190R-R1950-1967
    14Mickey Vernon6617.4114Remained on ballot1B6-2180L-L1939-1960
    15Alvin Dark6015.8314Remained on ballotSS-3B5-11185R-R1946-1960
    16Harvey Kuenn5815.302Remained on ballotOF-SS6-2190R-R1952-1966
    17Ted Kluszewski5113.4613Remained on ballot1B6-2225L-L1947-1961
    18Don Newcombe4812.6614Remained on ballotP6-4225L-R1949-1960
    19Elston Howard4110.825Remained on ballotC-OF6-2200R-R1955-1968
    20Don Larsen328.445Remained on ballotP6-4227R-R1953-1967
    21Roy Face277.123Remained on ballotP5-8155R-R1953-1969
    22Bill Mazeroski236.071Remained on ballot2B5-11183R-R1956-1972
    23Ken Boyer184.754Remained on ballot3B-1B6-2200R-R1955-1969
    24Curt Flood82.112Remained on ballotOF5-9165R-R1956-1971
    25Harvey Haddix71.858Remained on ballotP5-9170L-L1952-1965
    26Del Crandall61.583Remained on ballotC6-1195R-R1949-1966
    27Vern Law61.585Remained on ballotP6-2195R-R1950-1967
    28Bobby Thomson51.3214Remained on ballotOF6-2185R-R1946-1960
    29Vic Wertz41.0610Removed (insuff votes)OF-1B6-0186L-R1947-1963
    30Dick Groat30.796Removed (insuff votes)SS180R-R1952-1967
    31Jim Maloney20.531Remained on ballotP6-2207L-R1960-1971
    32Clete Boyer10.261Remained on ballot3B6-0182R-R1955-1971
    33Denny McLain10.261Remained on ballotP6-1185R-R1963-1972
    34Camilo Pascual10.262Removed (insuff votes)P5-11185R-R1954-1971
    35Mudcat Grant00.001Removed (insuff votes)P6-1186R-R1958-1971
    36Pedro Ramos00.001Removed (insuff votes)P6-0185B-R1955-1970


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