Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 1960

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Elections to Baseball Hall of Fame for 1960 followed a system established after the 1956 election. The Veterans Committee was meeting only in odd-numbered years (until 1962). The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) voted by mail to select from recent major league players and, same as in 1958, it elected no one. For the third and final time the induction ceremonies in Cooperstown were canceled because there was no one to induct. It was also the last time until 2013 that there were no living inductees (all three members of that induction class, all deceased, were voted in by the Veterans Committee).[1]

BBWAA election[edit]

The BBWAA was authorized to elect players active in 1930 or later, but not after 1954. All 10-year members of the BBWAA were eligible to vote.

Voters were instructed to cast votes for up to 10 candidates; any candidate receiving votes on at least 75% of the ballots would be honored with induction to the Hall. A total of 133 players received votes; 269 ballots were cast, with 202 votes required for election. A total of 2,288 individual votes were cast, an average of 8.51 per ballot.

Candidates who were eligible for the first time are indicated here with a †. Candidates who have since been elected in subsequent elections are indicated in italics.

Key to colors
     Players who were elected in future elections. These individuals are also indicated in plain italics.


Player Votes Percent
Edd Roush 146 54.3
Sam Rice 143 53.2
Eppa Rixey 142 52.8
Burleigh Grimes 92 34.2
Jim Bottomley 89 33.1
Red Ruffing 86 32.0
Red Faber 83 30.9
Luke Appling 72 26.8
Kiki Cuyler 72 26.8
Hack Wilson 72 26.8
Tony Lazzeri 59 21.9
Lefty Gomez 51 19.0
Johnny Mize 45 16.7
Lefty O'Doul 45 16.7
Earle Combs 43 16.0
Hank Gowdy 38 14.1
Joe Medwick 38 14.1
Chuck Klein 37 13.8
Marty Marion 37 13.8
Lou Boudreau 35 13.0
Bucky Harris 31 11.5
Johnny Vander Meer 31 11.5
Dave Bancroft 30 11.2
Goose Goslin 30 11.2
Chick Hafey 29 10.8
Waite Hoyt 29 10.8
Pepper Martin 29 10.8
Jimmy Dykes 27 10.0
Allie Reynolds 24 8.9
Joe Sewell 23 8.6
Lloyd Waner 22 8.2
Jesse Haines 20 7.4
Heinie Manush 20 7.4
Bucky Walters 19 7.1
Nick Altrock 18 6.7
Glenn Wright 18 6.7
Bobby Doerr 15 5.6
Joe Judge 15 5.6
Freddie Fitzsimmons 13 4.8
Charlie Grimm 13 4.8
Howard Ehmke 12 4.5
Mel Harder 12 4.5
Eddie Rommel 12 4.5
Earl Averill 11 4.1
Joe Gordon 11 4.1
Travis Jackson 11 4.1
Wally Schang 11 4.1
Hal Schumacher 11 4.1
Cy Williams 11 4.1
Leo Durocher 10 3.7
Tommy Henrich 10 3.7
Bob Meusel 10 3.7
Red Rolfe 10 3.7
Arky Vaughan 10 3.7
Muddy Ruel 9 3.3
Frankie Crosetti 8 3.0
Paul Derringer 8 3.0
Joe Dugan 8 3.0
Wes Ferrell 8 3.0
Pete Reiser 8 3.0
Harry Brecheen 7 2.6
Orval Grove 7 2.6
Babe Herman 7 2.6
Charlie Keller 7 2.6
Terry Moore 7 2.6
Lefty Grove 6 2.2
Stan Hack 6 2.2
Freddie Lindstrom 6 2.2
Ernie Lombardi 6 2.2
Bing Miller 6 2.2
Bobo Newsom 6 2.2
Jimmie Wilson 6 2.2
Moe Berg 5 1.9
Max Bishop 5 1.9
George Kelly 5 1.9
Tommy Bridges 4 1.5
Dom DiMaggio 4 1.5
Dolf Luque 4 1.5
Riggs Stephenson 4 1.5
George Uhle 4 1.5
Lon Warneke 4 1.5
Hal White 4 1.5
Ossie Bluege 3 1.1
Dolph Camilli 3 1.1
Lew Fonseca 3 1.1
Pinky Higgins 3 1.1
Ralph Kiner 3 1.1
Red Kress 3 1.1
Bob O'Farrell 3 1.1
Schoolboy Rowe 3 1.1
Luke Sewell 3 1.1
Eddie Stanky 3 1.1
Earl Whitehill 3 1.1
Hank Edwards 2 0.7
Bob Elliott 2 0.7
Mike González 2 0.7
Bill Hallahan 2 0.7
Tommy Holmes 2 0.7
Cookie Lavagetto 2 0.7
Dutch Leonard 2 0.7
Firpo Marberry 2 0.7
Marty McManus 2 0.7
Van Mungo 2 0.7
Jack Quinn 2 0.7
Charlie Root 2 0.7
Bill Sherdel 2 0.7
Sparky Adams 1 0.4
Dick Bartell 1 0.4
Ray Blades 1 0.4
George Case 1 0.4
Mort Cooper 1 0.4
Doc Cramer 1 0.4
Alvin Crowder 1 0.4
Harry Danning 1 0.4
Rick Ferrell 1 0.4
Heinie Groh 1 0.4
Mule Haas 1 0.4
Bubbles Hargrave 1 0.4
Addie Joss 1 0.4
Willie Kamm 1 0.4
Ken Keltner 1 0.4
Freddy Leach 1 0.4
Hans Lobert 1 0.4
Wally Moses 1 0.4
Bill Nicholson 1 0.4
Charley O'Leary 1 0.4
Johnny Pesky 1 0.4
Preacher Roe 1 0.4
Sibby Sisti 1 0.4
Gus Suhr 1 0.4
Birdie Tebbetts 1 0.4
Rube Walberg 1 0.4
Tom Zachary 1 0.4

Copies of the 1958 and 1960 ballots are not available, reportedly listing "about 400" and 237 players. Eight candidates may have received votes for the first time who were previously eligible: Miller, White, Kress, Crowder, Danning, Keltner, Walberg, and Zachary (in table order). The votes for Ralph Kiner may have been write-ins; he played until 1955 and should have been ineligible. Lefty Grove received six votes despite the fact that he had already been elected to the Hall of Fame, in 1947.

The next ballot for 1962 did not include a list of names. Twenty-six candidates who received at least one vote in 1960 may have been eligible for the final time: Edd Roush, Hank Gowdy, Bucky Harris, Dave Bancroft, Joe Sewell, Nick Altrock, Joe Judge, Howard Ehmke, Eddie Rommel, Wally Schang, Cy Williams, Bob Meusel, Joe Dugan, Babe Herman, Lew Fonseca, Mike González, Marty McManus, Jack Quinn, Bill Sherdel, Sparky Adams, Ray Blades, Heinie Groh, Bubbles Hargrave, Addie Joss, Freddy Leach and Hans Lobert.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perry, Dayn (January 9, 2013). "Hall of Fame voters elect ... no one". Eye on Baseball (CBSSports.com). Retrieved January 9, 2013. 

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