1946 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting

The Hall of Fame in 2020

Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 1946 were conducted by methods refashioned and then fashioned again during the year.

- 1946 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting
The Hall of Fame in 2020

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Walsh with the Chicago White Sox in 1911

Ed Walsh

American pitcher and manager in Major League Baseball.

American pitcher and manager in Major League Baseball.

Walsh with the Chicago White Sox in 1911
Ed Walsh portrait
Walsh pitching for the White Sox c. 1911

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.

Waddell in 1901

Rube Waddell

American pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB).

American pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Waddell in 1901
Baseball card of Waddell
Waddell's plaque at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Born in Bradford, Pennsylvania, Waddell was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.

Chance with the New York Yankees in 1913

Frank Chance

American professional baseball player.

American professional baseball player.

Chance with the New York Yankees in 1913
Chance circa 1899 from The Sporting News
Frank Chance baseball card
Chance (left) shakes hands with Miller Huggins in 1923
Chance's Baseball Hall of Fame plaque

Chance was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in the 1946 balloting by the Veterans Committee, along with Tinker and Evers.

Clark Griffith

American Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, manager and team owner.

American Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, manager and team owner.

Griffith in 1903
Griffith at Hilltop Park, 1909
Managers Griffith and Chance
Harry Heilmann, in a poorly executed slide, is tagged out by Washington Senators' third baseman Howard Shanks, 1921.
The 1937 All-Star game, played at Griffith Stadium, featuring seven Hall of Fame American League players. (Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Charlie Gehringer, Jimmie Foxx, and Hank Greenberg)
T206 Griffith baseball card
Memorial to Griffith at Tinker Field in Orlando
Woodrow Wilson opens the season at Griffith Stadium, April 20, 1916
Griffith presents President Franklin D. Roosevelt with a gold pass
Clark Griffith as Manager of the Washington Senators, 1913
W. M. Richardson, Judge Landis and Clark Griffith, 1924
John F. Kennedy throws out the first ball, Opening Day, April 10, 1961

Griffith was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Old Timers Committee in 1946.

Burkett in 1920

Jesse Burkett

American professional baseball left fielder.

American professional baseball left fielder.

Burkett in 1920
Burkett in 1903

He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.

Tommy McCarthy (baseball)

American Major League Baseball player.

American Major League Baseball player.

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McCarthy's selection into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946 has always been a controversial one due to his less than spectacular statistics, especially when compared to those of his fellow inductees and some players who have not yet been honored.

Brush, c. 1911

John T. Brush

American sports executive who is primarily remembered as the principal owner of the New York Giants franchise in Major League Baseball from late in the 1902 season until his death following the 1912 season.

American sports executive who is primarily remembered as the principal owner of the New York Giants franchise in Major League Baseball from late in the 1902 season until his death following the 1912 season.

Brush, c. 1911
Brush in 1912, confined to an "invalid's chair" due to progressive ataxia and rheumatism
The John T. Brush Stairway, one of only two structures that survive from the Polo Grounds era

He was one of 11 executives honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame in the Honor Rolls of Baseball in 1946.

Chesbro with the Highlanders

Jack Chesbro

American professional baseball pitcher.

American professional baseball pitcher.

Chesbro with the Highlanders
A photographic montage of American League teams and players in 1903
Chesbro pitching for the Highlanders
Chesbro's 1909–11 American Tobacco Company baseball card

Chesbro was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946 by the Veterans Committee, which considers individuals who are eligible for the Hall of Fame, but no longer eligible to be elected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA).

New York Giants Owner John T. Brush

Honor Rolls of Baseball

New York Giants Owner John T. Brush
National League President John Heydler
Baseball Hall of Famer John Montgomery Ward
Baseball Hall of Famer Bill Klem
Tim Murnane
Francis Richter

The Honor Rolls of Baseball were established in 1946 by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's Permanent Committee to establish as a second level of induction designed to recognize non-playing contributors.

Huggins with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1910

Miller Huggins

American professional baseball player and manager.

American professional baseball player and manager.

Huggins with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1910
Miller Huggins' 1909 baseball card
Huggins with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1912
Huggins with the Yankees in 1922
The monument dedicated to Huggins by the New York Yankees in Monument Park

Huggins was included on the ballot for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937, 1938, 1939, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1948, and 1950, failing to receive the number of votes required for election on those occasions.