2002 Baseball Hall of Fame Voting Results

On January 8, 2002, the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) conducted their yearly ballot for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Three-hundred fifty-four of four-hundred seventy-two possible votes (or 75%) were needed for induction into the hall of fame in 2002. Twenty-four votes (or 5%) were needed for an individual to remain on the ballot until next year's election. Below are the results for 2002 inductees.

"He (Ozzie Smith) was to shortstop what Willie Mays was to center field, what Brooks Robinson (or if you prefer, Clete Boyer) was to third base, what Keith Hernandez was to first base, what Bill Mazeroski was to second base." - ESPN Columnist Rob Neyer
2003 Hall of Fame Ballot

Voting Results

Winners Number of Votes %

Gary Carter

387

78.02

Eddie Murray

423

85.28

Non-Winners Number of Votes %

Bruce Sutter

266

53.63

Jim Rice

259

52.22

Andre Dawson

248

50.00

Ryne Sandberg

244

49.20

Lee Smith

210

42.34

Rich Gossage

209

42.14

Bert Blyleven

145

29.23

Steve Garvey

138

27.82

Tommy John

116

23.39

Jack Morris

113

22.78

Alan Trammell

70

14.11

Don Mattingly

68

13.71

Dale Murphy

58

11.69

Dave Concepcion

55

11.09

Dave Parker

51

10.28

Fernando Valenzuela 31

6.25

Keith Hernandez

30

6.05

Removed 15 Year Rule %

Jim Kaat

130

26.21

Removed Low Percentage %

Darryl Kile

7

1.41

Vince Coleman

3

0.60

Brett Butler

2

0.40

Sid Fernandez

2

0.40

Rick Honeycutt

2

0.40

Tony Pena

2

0.40

Darren Daulton

1

0.20

Mark Davis

1

0.20

Danny Tartabull

1

0.20

Danny Jackson

0

0.00

Mickey Tettleton

0

0.00

Mitch Williams

0

0.00

Todd Worrell

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 Ozzie Smith was the thirty-seventh player elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame during his first year of eligibility?

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