Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 1952

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Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 1952 followed the same rules as 1951. The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) voted once by mail to select from major league players retired less than 25 year and elected two, Harry Heilmann and Paul Waner. Meanwhile the Old-Timers Committee, with jurisdiction over earlier players and other figures, did not meet.

BBWAA election[edit]

The 10-year members of the BBWAA had the authority to select any players active in 1927 or later, provided they had not been active in 1951. Voters were instructed to cast votes for 10 candidates; any candidate receiving votes on at least 75% of the ballots would be honored with induction to the Hall.

A total of 234 ballots were cast, with 2,186 individual votes for 75 specific candidates, an average of 9.34 per ballot; 176 votes were required for election. The two candidates who received at least 75% of the vote and were elected are indicated in bold italics.

Key to colors
     Elected to the Hall. These individuals are also indicated in bold italics.
     Players who were elected in future elections. These individuals are also indicated in plain italics.
Player Votes Percent
Harry Heilmann 203 86.8
Paul Waner 195 83.3
Bill Terry 155 66.2
Dizzy Dean 152 65.0
Al Simmons 141 60.3
Bill Dickey 139 59.4
Rabbit Maranville 133 56.8
Dazzy Vance 105 44.9
Ted Lyons 101 43.2
Gabby Hartnett 77 32.9
Hank Greenberg 75 32.1
Chief Bender 70 29.9
Joe Cronin 48 20.5
Ray Schalk 44 18.8
Max Carey 36 15.4
Hank Gowdy 34 14.5
Ross Youngs 34 14.5
Pepper Martin 31 13.2
Zack Wheat 30 12.8
Lefty Gomez 29 12.4
Tony Lazzeri 29 12.4
Casey Stengel 27 11.5
Edd Roush 24 10.3
Hack Wilson 21 9.0
Chuck Klein 19 8.1
Lefty O'Doul 19 8.1
Bucky Harris 12 5.1
Waite Hoyt 12 5.1
Dave Bancroft 11 4.7
Duffy Lewis 11 4.7
Kiki Cuyler 10 4.3
Mel Harder 10 4.3
Steve O'Neill 10 4.3
Red Ruffing 10 4.3
Babe Adams 9 3.8
Red Faber 9 3.8
Burleigh Grimes 9 3.8
Dickie Kerr 9 3.8
Rube Marquard 9 3.8
Jim Bottomley 7 3.0
Jimmie Wilson 7 3.0
Charlie Grimm 6 2.6
Jimmy Dykes 5 2.1
Tommy Henrich 4 1.7
Red Rolfe 4 1.7
Everett Scott 4 1.7
Cy Williams 4 1.7
Babe Herman 3 1.3
Art Nehf 3 1.3
Eppa Rixey 3 1.3
Bucky Walters 3 1.3
Earl Averill 2 0.9
Wilbur Cooper 2 0.9
Al Lopez 2 0.9
Dolf Luque 2 0.9
Roger Peckinpaugh 2 0.9
Eddie Rommel 2 0.9
Lloyd Waner 2 0.9
Ben Chapman 1 0.4
Earle Combs 1 0.4
Frankie Crosetti 1 0.4
Leo Durocher 1 0.4
Howard Ehmke 1 0.4
Mike González 1 0.4
Chick Hafey 1 0.4
Travis Jackson 1 0.4
Bob Meusel 1 0.4
Clyde Milan 1 0.4
Hub Pruett 1 0.4
Sam Rice 1 0.4
Muddy Ruel 1 0.4
George Selkirk 1 0.4
Billy Southworth 1 0.4
Billy Werber 1 0.4
Glenn Wright 1 0.4

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