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1945 Hall of Fame Election class

1945 Hall of Fame Election class

Hugh Duffy

The Old Timers Committee responded by electing the biggest class yet, ten people: Roger Bresnahan, Dan Brouthers, Fred Clarke, Jimmy Collins, Ed Delahanty, Hugh Duffy, Hughie Jennings, King Kelly, Jim O'Rourke, and Wilbert Robinson.

Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 1945 included the first regular election conducted in three years and a strong response to criticism of the slow pace of honors. The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) voted by mail to select from recent players and elected no one. The Old Timers Committee responded by electing the biggest class yet, ten people: Roger Bresnahan, Dan Brouthers, Fred Clarke, Jimmy Collins, Ed Delahanty, Hugh Duffy, Hughie Jennings, King Kelly, Jim O'Rourke, and Wilbert Robinson.

After the baseball centennial and grand opening of the Hall of Fame in 1939, the BBWAA had determined to vote only every third year. After elected three players that year, it elected one in 1942 and none in 1945. New rules now provided that the writers would return to voting on recent players annually.

Election Results Baseball Writers:

 
Rk   YoB Votes %vote HOFm HOFs
1 Frank Chance HOF 6th 179 72.5% 22 24
2 Rube Waddell HOF 6th 154 62.3% 138 47
3 Ed Walsh HOF 6th 137 55.5% 146 52
4 Johnny Evers HOF 6th 134 54.3% 34 24
5 Roger Bresnahan HOF 6th 133 53.8% 14 30
6 Miller Huggins HOF 5th 133 53.8% 12 25
7 Mickey Cochrane HOF 4th 125 50.6% 136 54
8 Jimmy Collins HOF 6th 121 49.0% 42 26
9 Ed Delahanty HOF 6th 111 44.9% 234 65
10 Clark Griffith HOF 5th 108 43.7% 90 39
11 Frankie Frisch HOF 4th 101 40.9% 184 60
12 Hughie Jennings HOF 5th 92 37.2% 88 34
13 Wilbert Robinson HOF 5th 81 32.8% 25 24
14 Pie Traynor HOF 5th 81 32.8% 96 43
15 Hugh Duffy HOF 5th 64 25.9% 155 55
16 Fred Clarke HOF 6th 53 21.5% 86 50
17 Rabbit Maranville HOF 5th 51 20.6% 59 30
18 Joe Tinker HOF 5th 49 19.8% 24 20
19 Mordecai Brown HOF 6th 46 18.6% 169 56
20 Herb Pennock HOF 5th 45 18.2% 92 36
21 Joe McGinnity HOF 5th 44 17.8% 164 50
22 Chief Bender HOF 6th 40 16.2% 119 51
23 Ray Schalk HOF 6th 33 13.4% 56 25
24 Eddie Plank HOF 5th 33 13.4% 186 71
25 Bill Terry HOF 5th 32 13.0% 169 42
26 Lefty Grove HOF 2nd 28 11.3% 232 62
27 Home Run Baker HOF 6th 26 10.5% 81 33
28 Carl Hubbell HOF 1st 24 9.7% 174 51
29 Addie Joss HOF 5th 23 9.3% 89 47
30 Ross Youngs HOF 6th 22 8.9% 72 32
31 Dazzy Vance HOF 6th 18 7.3% 89 35
32 Dizzy Dean HOF 1st 17 6.9% 112 33
33 Bill Dickey HOF 1st 17 6.9% 178 56
34 Johnny Kling 6th 12 4.9% 24 24
35 Nap Rucker 6th 10 4.0% 40 23
36 Charlie Gehringer HOF 2nd 10 4.0% 277 72
37 Lefty Gomez HOF 1st 7 2.8% 128 34
38 Babe Adams 5th 7 2.8% 72 39
39 Harry Heilmann HOF 5th 5 2.0% 188 57
40 Edd Roush HOF 6th 5 2.0% 72 36
41 Kid Nichols HOF 4th 5 2.0% 228 69
42 Sam Crawford HOF 6th 4 1.6% 118 53
43 Ted Lyons HOF 1st 4 1.6% 65 30
44 Bill Carrigan 4th 3 1.2% 6 2
45 Hank Gowdy 5th 3 1.2% 6 25
46 Hank Greenberg HOF 1st 3 1.2% 188 46
47 Bobby Wallace HOF 5th 3 1.2% 30 30
48 Bill Donovan 4th 3 1.2% 90 34
49 Jesse Burkett HOF 4th 2 0.8% 191 56
50 Branch Rickey HOF 2nd 2 0.8% 0 0
51 Bill McKechnie HOF 1st 2 0.8% 6 1
52 Eddie Grant 4th 2 0.8% 0 1
53 Casey Stengel HOF 3rd 2 0.8% 4 15
54 Bobby Lowe 2nd 2 0.8% 36 23
55 Zack Wheat HOF 5th 2 0.8% 98 48
56 Kid Elberfeld 5th 2 0.8% 5 20
57 Deacon Phillippe 3rd 2 0.8% 98 44
58 Gabby Hartnett HOF 2nd 2 0.8% 121 48
59 Donie Bush 4th 1 0.4% 35 34
60 Charlie Root 1st 1 0.4% 61 28
61 Steve Yerkes 1st 1 0.4% 5 3
62 Johnny Vander Meer 1st 1 0.4% 33 12
63 Amos Rusie HOF 5th 1 0.4% 186 42
64 Howie Camnitz 1st 1 0.4% 51 24
65 Jesse Tannehill 1st 1 0.4% 92 41
66 Cy Williams 2nd 1 0.4% 44 31
67 Bill Sweeney 1st 1 0.4% 13 16
68 Cy Seymour 1st 1 0.4% 46 22
69 Ginger Beaumont 3rd 1 0.4% 68 25
70 Billy Southworth HOF 1st 1 0.4% 12 19
71 Jimmy Sheckard 2nd 1 0.4% 44 29
72 Max Carey HOF 4th 1 0.4% 76 36
73 Earle Combs HOF 4th 1 0.4% 94 37
74 Tony Lazzeri HOF 1st 1 0.4% 89 39
75 Dickey Kerr 5th 1 0.4% 22 12
76 Joe DiMaggio HOF 1st 1 0.4% 260 58
77 Bill Dinneen 4th 1 0.4% 56 24
78 Mike Donlin 4th 1 0.4% 64 32
79 Heinie Groh 3rd 1 0.4% 24 24
80 Charlie Grimm 2nd 1 0.4% 18 19
81 Jack Dunn 2nd 1 0.4% 0 0
82 Joe Gordon HOF 1st 1 0.4% 88 31
83 Duffy Lewis 4th 1 0.4% 19 12
84 Herman Long 4th 1 0.4% 88 41
85 Sherry Magee 5th 1 0.4% 60 35
86 Eppa Rixey HOF 3rd 1 0.4% 75 35
87 Claude Ritchey 1st 1 0.4% 12 18
88 Wid Conroy 1st 1 0.4% 5 11
89 Danny Murphy 2nd 1 0.4% 20 18
90 Van Mungo 1st 1 0.4% 31 12
91 Pat Moran 4th 1 0.4% 0 0
92 Bob Meusel 3rd 1 0.4% 76 31
93 Pepper Martin 2nd 1 0.4% 46 21
94 Harry Davis 1st 1 0.4% 47 17
95 Kid Gleason 4th 1 0.4% 11 17
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/19/2012.
Old Timers Committee
 
Rk     HOFm HOFs
1 Roger Bresnahan as Player 14 30
2 Jim O'Rourke as Player 84 49
3 King Kelly as Player 64 45
4 Hughie Jennings as Player 88 34
5 Hugh Duffy as Player 155 55
6 Ed Delahanty as Player 234 65
7 Jimmy Collins as Player 42 26
8 Fred Clarke as Player 86 50
9 Dan Brouthers as Player 162 54
10 Wilbert Robinson as Manager 25 24
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/19/2012.
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