Garvey, John Down HOF List; Hershiser Dropped

Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame, while Steve Garvey and Tommy John finished well down the list and Orel Hershiser was taken off the list completely.

In balloting by members of the Baseball Writers Association, Ripken received 98.5% of the votes of the 545 ballots cast and Gwynn 97.6%. Mark McGwire and his 583 homers, tangled in the steroid controversy, got only 23.5%, barely shading John (22.9%) and Garvey (21.1%).

Hershiser, on the ballot for only the second time, fell off the ballot when he received less than 5% of the vote. Garvey was in his 15th, and final, season on the Hall of Fame ballot and will have to rely on the Veteran's Committee to gain entrance to the Hall.

Gwynn and Ripken will be inducted in the Hall of Fame July 29 at Cooperstown, N.Y.

Only eight of the 545 voters didn't vote for Ripken. He just missed record percentage, held by Tom Seaver, who got 98.84% of the vote in 1992, getting on 425 of 430 ballots
2007 Hall of Fame voting
(545 votes cast; 409 needed for election)

Elected      votes  Pct
Cal Ripken Jr. 537 (98.5)
Tony Gwynn     532 (97.6)

Not elected  votes  pct
Rich Gossage   388 (71.2)
Jim Rice       346 (63.5)
Andre Dawson   309 (56.7)
Bert Blyleven  260 (47.7)
Lee Smith      217 (39.8)
Jack Morris    202 (37.1)
Mark McGwire   128 (23.5)
Tommy John     125 (22.9)
y-Steve Garvey 115 (21.1)
Dave Concepcion 74 (13.6)
Alan Trammell   73 (13.4)
Dave Parker     62 (11.4)
Don Mattingly   54 (9.9)
Dale Murphy     50 (9.2)
Harold Baines   29 (5.3).
  y=final year.
By receiving fewer than 27 votes (less than 5 percent), Orel Hershiser (24 votes, 4.4%) and Eric Davis (3 votes, 0.6%) are no longer eligible for election by the Baseball Writers of America.

Others dropped off the ballot for the same reason include:Albert Belle, Paul O'Neill, Bret Saberhagen, Jose Canseco, Tony Fernandez, Dante Bichette, Eric Davis, Bobby Bonilla, Ken Caminiti, Jay Buhner, Scott Brosius, Wally Joyner, Devon White, Bobby Witt. The list of Dodger players, managers, coaches, broadcasters and officials with the date of induction and their years with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles club:
Inducted          Dodger years
1936 Babe Ruth (c)1938
1939 George Sisler (c)1943; 1946-50
1939 Willie Keeler 1893; 1899-1902
1945 Dan Brouthers 1892-93
1945 Hughie Jennings 1899-00; 1903
1945 Wilbert Robinson (m)1914-31
1946 Joe McGinnity (p, c)1900
1946 Thomas McCarthy 1896
1952 Paul Waner 1941; 1943-44
1954 Rabbit Maranville 1926
1954 Ted Lyons (c)1954
1955 Dazzy Vance 1922-32; 1935
1959 Zach Wheat 1909-26
1961 Max Carey (+m)1926-29
1962 Jackie Robinson 1947-1956
1964 Burleigh Grimes (p, m)1918-26
1964 Heinie Manush 1937-38
1964 John M. Ward (p, m)1891-92
1966 Casey Stengel (p, c, m)1912-17
1967 Lloyd Waner 1944
1967 Branch Rickey (gm)1942-50
1968 Joe Medwick 1940-43; 1946
1968 Kiki Cuyler 1938
1969 Roy Campanella 1948-57
1969 Waite Hoyt 1932; 1937-38
1970 Jesse Haines (c)1938
1971 Dave Bancroft 1928-29
1971 Joe Kelley (p, c)1899-1901
1971 Rube Marquard 1915-20
1972 Sandy Koufax 1955-66
1973 George Kelly 1932
1975 Billy Herman (p, c)1941-43; 1946
1976 Fred Lindstrom 1936
1977 Al Lopez 1928; 1930-35
1978 Larry MacPhail (gm)1938-42
1978 Red Barber (brcast)1939-53
1979 Hack Wilson 1932-34
1980 Duke Snider 1947-1962
1981 Ernie Harwell (brcast)1948-49
1982 Frank Robinson 1972
1982 Vin Scully (brcast)1950-present
1983 Walter Alston (m)1954-76
1984 Don Drysdale 1956-69
1984 Pee Wee Reese (p, c)1940-42; 1946-58
1985 Arky Vaughan 1942-43; 1947-48
1985 Hoyt Wilhelm 1971-72
1986 Ernie Lombardi 1931
1991 Tony Lazzeri 1939
1994 Leo Durocher (p, c, m)1938-41
1996 Jim Bunning 1969
1996 Ned Hanlon (m)1899-05
1997 Tom Lasorda (p. c, m)1955
1998 Don Sutton 1966-80; 1988
1998 Jamie Jarrin (brcast)1959-present
2003 Eddie Murray (p, c)1989-91; 1997
2003 Gary Carter 1991
  C=coach  M=manager Brcast=Broadcaster
GM=general manager

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