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Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 1969

Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 1969 followed the system reintroduced in 1968. The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) voted once by mail to select from recent major league players and elected two, Roy Campanella and Stan Musial. The Veterans Committee met in closed sessions to consider executives, managers, umpires, and earlier major league players. It selected two players, Stan Coveleski and Waite Hoyt.

BBWAA election

The BBWAA was authorized to elect players active in 1949 or later, but not after 1963; the ballot included candidates from the 1968 ballot who received at least 5% of the vote but were not elected, along withselected players, chosen by a screening committee, whose last appearance was in 1963. 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. The ballot consisted of 46 players; a total of 340 ballots were cast, with 255 votes required for election. A total of 2,604 individual votes were cast, an average of 7.66 per ballot. Those candidates receiving less than 5% of the vote will not appear on future BBWAA ballots but may eventually be considered by the Veterans Committee.

Candidates who were eligible for the first time are indicated here with a †. The two candidates who received at least 75% of the vote and were elected are indicated in bold italics; candidates who have since been elected in subsequent elections are indicated in italics. The 20 candidates who received less than 5% of the vote, thus becoming ineligible for future BBWAA consideration, are indicated with a *.

Schoolboy Rowe, Dixie Walker and Mort Cooper were on the ballot for the final time.

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.
     Players not yet elected who returned on the 1970 ballot.
     Eliminated from future BBWAA voting. These individuals remain eligible for future Veterans Committee consideration.
Player Votes Percent
Stan Musial 317 93.2
Roy Campanella 270 79.4
Lou Boudreau 218 64.1
Ralph Kiner 137 40.3
Enos Slaughter 128 37.6
Johnny Mize 116 34.1
Marty Marion 112 32.9
Allie Reynolds 98 28.8
Joe Gordon 97 28.5
Johnny Vander Meer 95 27.9
Early Wynn 95 27.9
Pee Wee Reese 89 26.2
Gil Hodges 82 24.1
Hal Newhouser 82 24.1
Phil Rizzuto 78 22.9
Red Schoendienst 65 19.1
Bobby Doerr 62 18.2
George Kell 60 17.6
Bob Lemon 56 16.5
Tommy Henrich 50 14.7
Alvin Dark 48 14.1
Phil Cavarretta 37 10.9
Bobo Newsom 32 9.4
Mickey Vernon 21 6.2
Bucky Walters 20 5.9
Schoolboy Rowe 17 5.0
Charlie Keller* 14 4.1
Dom DiMaggio* 13 3.8
Ewell Blackwell* 11 3.2
Ted Kluszewski* 11 3.2
Richie Ashburn 10 2.9
Dixie Walker 9 2.6
Johnny Sain* 8 2.4
Minnie Miñoso* 6 1.8
Bobby Thomson* 6 1.8
Walker Cooper* 5 1.5
Carl Erskine* 4 1.2
Dutch Leonard* 4 1.2
Wally Moses* 4 1.2
Mort Cooper 3 0.9
Gil McDougald* 3 0.9
Don Newcombe* 3 0.9
Vic Raschi* 3 0.9
Harry Brecheen* 2 0.6
Ed Lopat* 2 0.6
Jackie Jensen* 1 0.3

External links

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