January 16, 1974 – Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford Join the HOF

by Bill Chuck on January 16, 2013

Check out the 1974 HOF voting that resulted in Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford‘s induction.

Rk YoB Votes %vote WAR
1 Mickey Mantle 1st 322 88.2% 105.5
2 Whitey Ford 2nd 284 77.8% 54.2
3 Robin Roberts HOF 2nd 224 61.4% 80.1
4 Ralph Kiner HOF 12th 215 58.9% 46.2
5 Gil Hodges 6th 198 54.2% 40.7
6 Bob Lemon HOF 10th 190 52.1% 45.9
7 Enos Slaughter HOF 9th 145 39.7% 51.3
8 Pee Wee Reese HOF 10th 141 38.6% 63.1
9 Eddie Mathews HOF 1st 118 32.3% 91.9
10 Phil Rizzuto HOF 12th 111 30.4% 38.1
11 Duke Snider HOF 5th 111 30.4% 63.1
12 Red Schoendienst HOF 6th 110 30.1% 39.0
13 Allie Reynolds 13th 101 27.7% 22.8
14 George Kell HOF 10th 94 25.8% 34.5
15 Nellie Fox HOF 4th 79 21.6% 46.3
16 Roger Maris 1st 78 21.4% 36.2
17 Hal Newhouser HOF 11th 73 20.0% 58.6
18 Phil Cavarretta 11th 61 16.7% 31.8
19 Richie Ashburn HOF 7th 56 15.3% 60.2
20 Al Dark 9th 54 14.8% 39.6
21 Johnny Sain 9th 51 14.0% 27.3
22 Don Larsen 1st 29 7.9% 17.0
23 Ted Kluszewski 8th 28 7.7% 29.2
24 Mickey Vernon 9th 27 7.4% 30.1
25 Elston Howard 1st 19 5.2% 24.5
26 Carl Erskine 8th 11 3.0% 12.0
27 Walker Cooper 7th 9 2.5% 27.2
28 Harvey Haddix 4th 8 2.2% 30.9
29 Don Newcombe 9th 7 1.9% 35.6
30 Lew Burdette 2nd 7 1.9% 24.8
31 Bobby Thomson 9th 6 1.6% 30.0
32 Vern Law 2nd 5 1.4% 29.0
33 Bobby Richardson 3rd 5 1.4% 6.5
34 Roy McMillan 3rd 4 1.1% 21.7
35 Billy Pierce 5th 4 1.1% 50.4
36 Dick Groat 2nd 4 1.1% 33.4
37 Curt Simmons 2nd 3 0.8% 38.9
38 Vic Raschi 8th 3 0.8% 15.0
39 Bill Virdon 1st 3 0.8% 16.7
40 Gil McDougald 9th 3 0.8% 38.6
41 Bobby Shantz 5th 3 0.8% 32.5
42 Vic Wertz 5th 2 0.5% 24.8
43 Smoky Burgess 2nd 2 0.5% 31.2
44 Rocky Colavito 1st 2 0.5% 41.7
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/16/2013.

Hard to believe Gil Hodges remains on the outside looking in from baseball heaven.

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