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Hall of Fame Balloting

+ 1981
  • 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 1981. 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
    1Bob Gibson33784.041ElectedP6-1195R-R1959-1975
    2Don Drysdale24360.607Remained on ballotP6-6216R-R1956-1969
    3Gil Hodges24160.1014Remained on ballot1B6-1200R-R1943-1963
    4Harmon Killebrew23959.601Remained on ballot1B-3B5-11214R-R1954-1975
    5Hoyt Wilhelm23859.354Remained on ballotP6-0195R-R1952-1972
    6Juan Marichal23358.101Remained on ballotP6-0185R-R1960-1975
    7Nellie Fox16841.9011Remained on ballot2B5-9150L-R1947-1965
    8Red Schoendienst16641.4014Remained on ballot2B6-0170B-R1945-1963
    9Jim Bunning16440.905Remained on ballotP6-3195R-R1955-1971
    10Maury Wills16340.654Remained on ballotSS-3B5-11170B-R1959-1972
    11Richie Ashburn14235.4115Remained on ballotOF5-10170L-R1948-1962
    12Roger Maris9423.448Remained on ballotOF6-0204L-R1957-1968
    13Harvey Kuenn9323.195Remained on ballotOF-SS6-2190R-R1952-1966
    14Elston Howard8320.708Remained on ballotC-OF6-2200R-R1955-1968
    15Orlando Cepeda7719.202Remained on ballot1B6-2210R-R1958-1974
    16Thurman Munson6215.461Remained on ballotC5-11191R-R1969-1979
    17Ted Kluszewski5613.9716Removed (15 years)1B6-2225L-L1947-1961
    18Luis Aparicio4811.973Remained on ballotSS5-9160R-R1956-1973
    19Lew Burdette4811.979Remained on ballotP6-2190R-R1950-1967
    20Bill Mazeroski389.484Remained on ballot2B5-11183R-R1956-1972
    21Don Larsen338.238Remained on ballotP6-4227R-R1953-1967
    22Roy Face235.746Remained on ballotP5-8155R-R1953-1969
    23Vada Pinson184.491Remained on ballotOF5-11181L-L1958-1975
    24Jim Perry61.501Remained on ballotP6-4200B-R1959-1975
    25Dave McNally51.251Remained on ballotP5-11190R-L1962-1975
    26Claude Osteen20.501Remained on ballotP5-11173L-L1957-1975
    27Sonny Siebert10.251Remained on ballotP6-3198R-R1964-1975
    28Jim Northrup10.251Remained on ballotOF6-3190L-R1964-1975
    29Lindy McDaniel10.251Remained on ballotP6-3195R-R1955-1975
    30Leo Cardenas10.251Remained on ballotSS5-10163R-R1960-1975
    31Gates Brown10.251Remained on ballotOF5-11220L-R1963-1975
    32Glenn Beckert10.251Removed (insuff votes)2B6-1190R-R1965-1975
    33Dick McAuliffe00.001Removed (insuff votes)2B-SS5-11176L-R1960-1975
    34Dal Maxvill00.001Removed (insuff votes)SS-2B5-11160R-R1962-1975
    35Bobby Locke00.001Removed (insuff votes)P5-11185R-R1959-1968
    36Bill Hands00.001Removed (insuff votes)P6-2185R-R1965-1975
    37Johnny Briggs00.001Removed (insuff votes)OF6-1195L-L1964-1975
    38Ken Berry00.001Removed (insuff votes)OF5-11180R-R1962-1975
    39Sam McDowell00.001Removed (insuff votes)P6-5218L-L1961-1975

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