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

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.