2022 Gallery of Renown - Voting Results

January 1, 2022
The ballots have been submitted and tallied. 
 
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Here are the results of the 2022 Gallery of Renown voting:
 
There were 60 ballots submitted this year, up from the 53 we had last year. Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit a ballot and for continuing to support the memory of our friend Bob Gregory and his brainchild.
 
Remember that points were awarded MVP-style: 10 players per ballot, in order, with 14 points for each 1st place, 11 points for 2nd place, 8 points for 3rd, then 7-6-5-4-3-2-1.  If a ballot was submitted with fewer than 10 names, I did not include it in the results.
 
Below are the results, sorted by point total, pending any corrections that our independent auditors may notice. Also, it shows the breakdown of how many of each "place" they received (# of 1st place votes, # of 2nd place votes, etc.), as well as the total points received, the number of total votes (that is, how many ballots that the player was included on), and the % of ballots in which the candidate was included.
 
No player was named on all 60 ballots, and 36 players received at least one vote. 11 different players received at least 1 first place vote.
 
According to the structure of this voting, the top 2 point recipients are inducted into the Gallery of Renown. Congratulations to Alex Rodriguez and Larry Walker! We’ll start working on the plaques immediately. 
 
David Ortiz, Scott Rolen, Vlad Guerrero, Manny Ramirez, and Roy Halladay, were fairly close in in 3rd through 7th place. Gary Sheffield, Kenny Lofton, and Todd Helton rounded out the top 10. All of these players will return for next year’s voting.
 
Rodriguez received the highest number of first place votes – he was the #1 player on 35 of the 60 ballots (58%). Ortiz had the second highest number of first-place votes (6).
 
Only 3 players were named on 80% or more of the ballots – Walker (88.3%), Rolen (85%), and Guerrero (80%). 
 
Voting Results:
Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Points
# of Ballots
% of Ballots
Alex Rodriguez
35
3
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
2
539
42
70.0%
Larry Walker
3
10
10
4
5
4
5
7
3
2
359
53
88.3%
David Ortiz
6
8
6
7
3
4
4
1
0
0
326
39
65.0%
Scott Rolen
1
8
6
6
8
5
4
4
6
3
308
51
85.0%
Vlad Guerrero
2
6
6
5
8
2
7
6
3
3
290
48
80.0%
Manny Ramirez
0
11
9
6
5
2
2
1
1
1
289
38
63.3%
Roy Halladay
4
4
4
8
6
7
3
2
5
1
288
44
73.3%
Gary Sheffield
4
3
2
2
2
7
6
7
2
2
217
37
61.7%
Kenny Lofton
0
2
1
4
3
6
3
2
7
2
140
30
50.0%
Todd Helton
0
0
5
4
3
3
4
4
4
2
139
29
48.3%
Jim Edmonds
2
0
1
5
0
1
5
3
4
2
115
23
38.3%
Bobby Abreu
1
0
0
2
2
1
0
5
2
3
67
16
26.7%
Andruw Jones
0
0
3
0
3
1
2
0
3
3
64
15
25.0%
David Cone
1
0
0
0
0
5
2
1
2
3
57
14
23.3%
Rafael Palmeiro
0
1
3
0
0
1
1
3
0
2
55
11
18.3%
Kevin Brown
0
2
0
0
2
2
0
0
1
5
51
12
20.0%
Trevor Hoffman
1
0
1
1
1
1
0
0
3
1
47
9
15.0%
Sammy Sosa
0
1
0
3
2
0
0
1
0
0
47
7
11.7%
Jeff Kent
0
0
0
0
1
3
1
3
2
2
40
12
20.0%
Bernie Williams
0
1
1
0
1
0
2
2
0
0
39
7
11.7%
Johan Santana
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
3
2
24
9
15.0%
Billy Wagner
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
1
1
6
22
10
16.7%
Lance Berkman
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
3
0
19
6
10.0%
Tim Hudson
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
2
18
5
8.3%
Jorge Posada
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
1
0
18
5
8.3%
Tim Lincecum
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
2
18
5
8.3%
Mark Buehrle
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
15
4
6.7%
Andy Pettitte
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
2
14
6
10.0%
Carlos Delgado
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
2
8
3
5.0%
Jimmy Rollins
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
7
4
6.7%
Jason Giambi
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
6
1
1.7%
Torii Hunter
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
6
1
1.7%
Jamie Moyer
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
4
1
1.7%
Joe Nathan
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
1
1.7%
Juan Uribe
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1.7%
Mark Teixeira
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1.7%
 
Below is the updated list of all Gallery of Renown members:
 
2022 Alex Rodriguez, Larry Walker
2021 Mike Mussina, Curt Schilling
2020 Derek Jeter, John Smoltz…..Bruce Bochy, Tom Lasorda
2019 Mariano Rivera, Jim Thome
2018 Chipper Jones, Tom Glavine
2017 Craig Biggio, Ivan Rodriguez
2016 Ken Griffey Jr., Frank Thomas
2015 Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez.....Vin Scully, Frank Jobe
2014 Greg Maddux, Mike Piazza
2013 Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens
2012 Fred McGriff, Andre Dawson
2011 Jeff Bagwell, Edgar Martinez
2010 Barry Larkin, Roberto Alomar.....Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa
2009 Rickey Henderson, Darrell Evans
2008 Tim Raines, Mark McGwire
2007 Cal Ripken, Tony Gwynn
2006 Kirby Puckett, Will Clark
2005 Wade Boggs, Goose Gossage.....Joe Garagiola, Mel Allen
2004 Paul Molitor, Dennis Eckersley
2003 Eddie Murray, Ryne Sandberg
2002 Ozzie Smith, Alan Trammell
2001 Dave Winfield, Lou Whitaker
2000 Nolan Ryan, Carlton Fisk.....Whitey Herzog, Sparky Anderson
1999 George Brett, Robin Yount
1998 Gary Carter, Bert Blyleven
1997 Pete Rose, Graig Nettles
1996 Ted Simmons, Keith Hernandez
1995 Mike Schmidt, Bobby Grich.....Buck O'Neil, Lefty O'Doul
1994 Steve Carlton, Don Sutton
1993 Reggie Jackson, Phil Niekro
1992 Tom Seaver, Fergie Jenkins
1991 Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry
1990 Joe Morgan, Jim Palmer.....Earl Weaver, Dick Williams
1989 Johnny Bench, Carl Yastrzemski
1988 Willie Stargell, Luis Tiant
1987 Roger Maris, Luis Aparicio
1986 Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda
1985 Lou Brock, Dick Allen.....Marvin Miller, Harry Caray
1984 Billy Williams, Joe Torre
1983 Brooks Robinson, Harmon Killebrew
1982 Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson
1981 Bob Gibson, Juan Marichal
1980 Al Kaline, Ron Santo.....Walter Alston, Leo Durocher
1979 Willie Mays, Nellie Fox
1978 Roberto Clemente, Hoyt Wilhelm
1977 Ernie Banks, Jim Bunning
1976 Ken Boyer, Don Drysdale
1975 Willard Brown, Early Wynn.....Walter O'Malley, George Weiss
1974 Mickey Mantle, Eddie Mathews
1973 Whitey Ford, Ralph Kiner
1972 Sandy Koufax, Robin Roberts
1971 Yogi Berra, Warren Spahn
1970 Duke Snider, Minnie Minoso.....Billy Southworth, Al Lopez
1969 Stan Musial, Enos Slaughter
1968 Richie Ashburn, Ray Dandridge
1967 Ray Brown, Lou Boudreau
1966 Ted Williams, Larry Doby
1965 Joe Medwick, Hal Newhouser.....Bill Veeck, Ed Barrow
1964 PeeWee Reese, Joe Gordon
1963 Roy Campanella, Monte Irvin
1962 Jackie Robinson, Bob Feller
1961 Stan Hack, Billy Herman
1960 Dizzy Dean, Wes Ferrell.....Casey Stengel, Wilbert Robinson
1959 Satchel Paige, Johnny Mize
1958 Biz Mackey, Jud Wilson
1957 Joe DiMaggio, Joe Cronin
1956 Buck Leonard, Luke Appling
1955 Willie Wells, Cool Papa Bell.....Branch Rickey, Jacob Ruppert
1954 Arky Vaughn, Bill Dickey
1953 Mel Ott, Hank Greenberg
1952 Josh Gibson, Martin Dihigo
1951 Jimmie Foxx, Paul Waner
1950 Al Simmons, Mule Suttles.....Joe McCarthy, Bill McKechnie
1949 Carl Hubbell, Gabby Hartnett
1948 Turkey Stearnes, Charlie Gehringer
1947 Lefty Grove, Oscar Charleston
1946 Heinie Groh, Bill Foster
1945 Lou Gehrig, Frankie Frisch.....Kenesaw Landis, Bill Klem
1944 Bullet Rogan, Goose Goslin
1943 Rogers Hornsby, Mickey Cochrane
1942 Bill Terry, Joe Sewell
1941 Babe Ruth, Dazzy Vance
1940 Max Carey, Pete Hill.....Miller Huggins, C.I. Taylor
1939 Harry Heilmann, Wally Schang
1938 Pop Lloyd, Smokey Joe Williams
1937 George Sisler, Joe Jackson
1936 Pete Alexander, Eddie Collins
1935 Cristobal Torriente, Stan Coveleski.....Rube Foster, Connie Mack
1934 Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker
1933 Walter Johnson, Zach Wheat
1932 Louis Santop, Jose Mendez
1931 Roy Thomas, Bobby Veach
1930 Tommy Leach, Bill Monroe.....John McGraw
1929 Spottswood Poles, Frank Grant
1928 Frank Baker, Roger Bresnahan
1927 Larry Doyle, Bobby Wallace
1926 Sherry Magee, Joe Tinker
1925 Ed Walsh, Johnny Evers.....Ban Johnson
1924 Mordecai Brown, Eddie Plank
1923 Honus Wagner, Sam Crawford
1922 Christy Mathewson, Nap Lajoie
1921 Fred Clarke, Clark Griffith
1920 Frank Chance, Addie Joss.....Frank Selee
1919 Vic Willis, Jimmy Sheckard
1918 Elmer Flick, Joe Kelley
1917 Cy Young, Bill Dahlen
1916 Willie Keeler, Rube Waddell
1915 George Davis, Hugh Duffy.....Bob Ferguson
1914 Jimmy Collins, Joe McGinnity
1913 Jake Beckley, Bob Caruthers
1912 Kid Nichols, Jimmy Ryan
1911 Jesse Burkett, Mickey Welch
1910 Hughie Jennings, George Van Haltren.....Ned Hanlon
1909 Ed Delahanty, Ned Williamson
1908 Pud Galvin, Pete Browning
1907 Billy Hamilton, Amos Rusie
1906 Charlie Bennett, Bid McPhee
1905 Harry Stovey, George Gore.....Daniel "Doc" Adams
1904 Roger Connor, Sam Thompson
1903 Cap Anson, Buck Ewing
1902 Dan Brouthers, Jack Glasscock
1901 Tim Keefe, Monte Ward
1900 Jim O'Rourke, John Clarkson.....Jim Mutrie
1899 King Kelly
1898 Paul Hines
1897 Hoss Radbourn
1896 Deacon White
1895 Tommy Bond.....William Hulbert
1894 Charley Smith
1893 Jim McCormick
1892 Joe Start
1891 Dick McBride
1890 Cal McVey.....Harry Wright
1889 Dickie Pearce
1888 George Wright
1887 Ross Barnes
1886 Jim Creighton
1885 Al Spalding.....Henry Chadwick
 
Thanks to all for their participation. I’m sure Bob Gregory would be proud.
 
Dan
 
 
 
 
 

COMMENTS (12 Comments, most recent shown first)

sansho1
I'm not sure there's a backlog...the very act of voting for 10 candidates might engender the viewpoint that there are 10 worthy inductees at any given moment, but I like to think there's an ineffable quality to "fame" that elevates a few above others of similar accomplishment so I don't mind choosing among them in this way.
6:35 AM Jan 9th
 
DMBBHF
Increasing the number of inductees is something I can certainly discuss with Terry, and maybe I'll even take it over to the Reader Posts for discussion and to see if there's a general consensus.

I'm on the fence, I suppose....I can see an argument for increasing, but I'm also not sure that there's a serious backlog. As always, I suppose it comes down to where we think the "line" is.

Thanks!
Dan
11:34 AM Jan 8th
 
shinsplint
I agree with jpc1957. 3 seems about right considering the increased number of teams. To handle the backlog, I think having 5 inductees per year for a couple of years will help us catch up with some HOF worthies. I'm not sure if Bob ever indicated support or resistance to this idea, but if we don't do it then we are eliminating more historically great players than we did back when there were 16 or 24 teams in the majors.
9:08 AM Jan 6th
 
jpc1957
Any thought of increasing the number of inductees per year (say from 2 to 3)?

The reason I ask is because there are so many more players now than there were back in the pre-expansion days. This has/will cause a backlog that can never be relieved (and can only get worse) if there are only 2 inductees per year.

I know a change was made from 1 to 2 when the calendar flipped from the 19th to the 20th century.
8:24 PM Jan 5th
 
tigerlily
jpc1957 - The rules are the players stay on the ballot up to the 15-year voting limit as long as they receive a vote in an election.
11:11 PM Jan 3rd
 
MWeddell
Historically, just one vote means a player continues on the next year's Gallery of Renown ballot.
1:54 PM Jan 3rd
 
jpc1957
36 players received at least 1 vote. Does that mean that the 34 who didn't make the cut will appear on the ballot again next year? Or is there a higher cutoff (5%?) than simply receiving 1 vote?
5:35 PM Jan 2nd
 
3for3
Every Manny second place was on an ARod first ballot, which makes sense; if you are going to totally ignore Manny's steroid problems, you are probably going to ignore ARod's problems, and ARod was a better player...
10:41 AM Jan 2nd
 
DaveNJnews
I find it interesting that Manny Ramirez got 11 second-place votes but not a single first-place vote. And that Halladay and Sheffield finished behind four candidates who got fewer first-place votes than they did.
9:02 AM Jan 2nd
 
DMBBHF
Thanks, Tigerlilly. It's a pleasure.

Sansho1,

In the years that I've been involved with the management of the GOR (so, back to 2017), I believe the lowest % by an inductee was Schilling with 81% in 2021. I'm not sure about prior to that.

Thanks,
Dan
5:58 PM Jan 1st
 
tigerlily
Thanks again for keeping this going Dan.
12:25 PM Jan 1st
 
sansho1
Fascinating results -- I don't know how easy this is to look up, but how long has it been since an inductee was named on 70% or less of the ballots?
11:40 AM Jan 1st
 
 
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