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Encyclopedia > Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 2002

The 2002 elections to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame proceeded in keeping with rules enacted in 2001. The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) held an election to select from among recent players. The Veterans Committee did not hold an election; the 2001 rules changes provided that elections for players retired over 20 years would be held every other year, with elections of non-players (managers, umpires and executives) held every fourth year. The Committee held elections in 2001 for players who were active no later than 1979. The next Veterans Committee election, for both categories, was in 2003. See also: 2001 in sports, 2003 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ward Burton wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Tony Stewart Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display... Founded in 1908 as the Baseball Writers Association of America, the BBWAA is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ... The Veterans Committee, officially the Committee on Baseball Veterans, is a committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame that provides a second chance for Hall of Fame election to players passed over in regular Hall of Fame balloting. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... Home plate umpire Gary Darling signals that the last pitch was a strike In baseball, the umpire is the person charged with officiating the game, including beginning and ending the game, enforcing the rules of the game and the grounds, making judgment calls on plays, and meting out discipline. ... The 2003 elections to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame proceeded in keeping with rules enacted in 2001. ...


The induction ceremonies were held on July 28 in Cooperstown, with Commissioner Bud Selig presiding. July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... Cooperstown is a village located in Otsego County, New York and is the County Seat. ... Allan Huber Bud Selig (born July 30, 1934 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is the current Commissioner of Baseball, having been formally appointed on July 2, 1998 after having served as acting commissioner since 1992. ...


The BBWAA election

The BBWAA was again authorized to elect players active in 1982 or later, but not after 1996; the ballot included candidates from the 2001 ballot who received at least 5% of the vote but were not elected, along with selected players, chosen by a screening committee, whose last appearance was in 1996. 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. Results of the 2002 election by the BBWAA were announced on January 8, 2002. The ballot consisted of 28 players; 472 ballots were cast, with 354 votes required for election. A total of 2810 individual votes were cast, an average of 5.96 per ballot. Those candidates receiving less than 5% of the vote (24 votes) will not appear on future BBWAA ballots, but may eventually be considered by the Veterans Committee. January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Candidates who were eligible for the first time are indicated here with a †. The one candidate who received at least 75% of the vote and was elected is indicated in bold italics; candidates who have since been selected in subsequent elections are indicated in italics. The 8 candidates who received less than 5% of the vote, thus becoming ineligible for future BBWAA consideration, are indicated with a *. Furthermore, this was Luis Tiant's fifteenth year of eligibility, and thus he is also ineligible for future BBWAA consideration.

Osborne Earl Smith, known as Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954), is a former Major League baseball player born in Mobile, Alabama. ... Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), also nicknamed The Kid, has been regarded as one of the top hitting Major League Baseball catchers in baseball history. ... James Edward Jim Rice (born March 8, 1953 in Anderson, South Carolina) is a former baseball player with the American Leagues Boston Red Sox from 1974 to 1989. ... Howard Bruce Sutter (born January 8, 1953 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) (last name is pronounced with a long U, i. ... -1... Richard Michael Goose Gossage (born July 5, 1951 in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played 21 seasons for nine different teams before retiring in 1994. ... Steven Patrick Garvey (born December 22, 1948) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, and current Southern California businessman. ... Thomas Edward John Jr. ... Rik Albert Blyleven, better known as Bert Blyleven (born April 6, 1951 in Zeist, Netherlands), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in the 1970s and 1980s, best known for his astounding curveball. ... Pitcher Jim Kaat James Lee Kaat (born November 7, 1938 in Zeeland, Michigan), nicknamed Kitty, is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators (I)/Minnesota Twins (1959-1973), Chicago White Sox (1973-1975), Philadelphia Phillies (1976-1979), New York Yankees (1979-1980), and St. ... John Scott Jack Morris (born May 16, 1955 in St. ... Don Mattingly Donald Arthur Mattingly (nicknamed Donnie Baseball and The Hit Man) (born April 20, 1961) was a star left-handed baseball player (first baseman) for the New York Yankees in the 1980s. ... Luis Tiant [loo-IS tee-ANT] (born November 23, 1940 in Marianao, Cuba), born Luis Clemente Tiant Vega, is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians (1964-1969), Minnesota Twins (1970), Boston Red Sox (1971-1978), New York Yankees (1979-80... Alan Stuart Trammell (born February 21, 1958 in Garden Grove, California) is the former manager and former shortstop of the Detroit Tigers. ... Dale Bryan Murphy (born March 12, 1956) is an American former center fielder in Major League Baseball, born in Portland, Oregon. ... The name Dave Parker may refer to several notable individuals: Dave Parker, American baseball player Dave Parker, Canadian jazz musician with The Shuffle Demons Dave Parker, Samoan singer. ... Dave Concepción (b. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Pitcher Ron Guidry Ronald Ames Guidry (Louisiana Lightning and Gator) (born August 28, 1950 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. ... Dave Stewart is the name of several famous people, including: David A. Stewart, a member of the 1980s band Eurythmics; Dave Stewart (musician), a keyboardist with various progressive rock ensembles; Dave Stewart, drummer with Fish and other progressive rock acts; Dave Stewart, guitarist who has worked with Steve Hillage; and... Michael Lewis Greenwell (born July 18, 1963 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Boston Red Sox (1985-96). ... Frank John Viola (born April 19, 1960 in Hempstead, New York) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins (1982-89), New York Mets (1989-91), Boston Red Sox (1992-94), Cincinnati Reds (1995) and Toronto Blue Jays (1996). ... Leonard Kyle Nails Dykstra (born February 10, 1963 in Santa Ana, California) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Timothy Charles Wallach (born September 14, 1957 in Huntington Park, California) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1980 to 1996. ... Scott Douglas Sanderson (born July 22, 1956 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, California Angels, San Francisco Giants and Chicago White Sox. ... Robert Randall Thompson (born May 10, 1962 West Palm Beach, Florida) was a baseball infielder with an 11 year career from 1986 to 1996. ...

J.G. Taylor Spink Award

Harry Kalas was elected the winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award. Harry Kalas (born March 26, 1936) is an American sportscaster, and a popular baseball broadcaster for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... The J.G. Taylor Spink Award is the highest award given by the Baseball Writers Association of America to its members. ...


Ford C. Frick Award

Joe Falls was elected the winner of the Ford C. Frick Award. Joseph Francis Falls (b. ... The Ford C. Frick Award is an award bestowed annually by the Baseball Hall of Fame in the United States to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball. ...



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