2001 Baseball Hall of Fame Voting Results

On January 16, 2001, the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) conducted their yearly ballot for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame .

Three-hundred eighty-seven of five-hundred fifteen possible votes (or 75%) were needed for induction into the hall of fame in 2001. Twenty-six votes (or 5%) were needed for an individual to remain on the ballot until next year's election. Below are the results for 2001 inductees.

"The best thing I can say about him (Kirby Puckett) - and I played with a lot of guys - was that he's the most positive person I played with on a daily basis. He did something for every teammate." - Dave Winfield
2001 Hall of Fame Ballot

Voting Results

Winners Number of Votes %

Dave Winfield

435

84.47

Kirby Puckett

423

82.14

Non-Winners Number of Votes %

Gary Carter

334

64.85

Jim Rice

298

57.86

Bruce Sutter

245

46.57

Rich Gossage

228

44.27

Steve Garvey

176

34.17

Tommy John

146

28.35

Don Mattingly

145

28.16

Jim Kaat

135

26.21

Bert Blyleven

121

23.50

Jack Morris

101

19.61

Dale Murphy

93

18.06

Dave Parker

84

16.31

Dave Concepcion

74

14.37

Luis Tiant

63

12.23

Keith Hernandez

41

7.96

Dave Stewart

38

7.38

Ron Guidry

27

5.24

Removed Low Percentage %

Lou Whitaker

15

2.91

Kirk Gibson

13

2.52

Lance Parrish

9

1.75

Tom Henke

6

1.17

Dave Righetti

2

0.39

Steve Bedrosian

1

0.19

Tom Browning

1

0.19

Ron Darling

1

0.19

Jim DeShaies

1

0.19

John Kruk

1

0.19

Jose Rijo

1

0.19

Howard Johnson

0

0.00

Andy Van Slyke

0

0.00



Players removed from the ballot are not eligible for selection by the Veterans Committee until twenty-three years after their retirement date!

Did you know that Kirby Puckett (age forty) is now the third-youngest player to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame (amongst living players)? Those that made it before him were Lou Gehrig (Born June 19, 1903. Put in Hall on December 7, 1939. Age 36 Years, 5 Months, 19 Days) and Sandy Koufax (Born December 30, 1935. Put in Hall on January 19, 1972. Age 36 Years, 0 Months, 21 Days)!

Did you know that the Veterans Committee announced the results of their general election on March 6, 2001?

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