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Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 1993 followed the system in place since 1978. The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) voted by mail to select from recent major league players and elected Reggie Jackson. The Veterans Committee met in closed sessions to consider older major league players as well as managers, umpires, executives, and figures from the Negro Leagues. It selected no one.

BBWAA election

The BBWAA was authorized to elect players active in 1973 or later, but not after 1987; the ballot included candidates from the 1992 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 1987. 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. The ballot consisted of 32 players; a total of 423 ballots were cast, with 318 votes required for election. Those candidates receiving less than 5% of the vote will not appear on future BBWAA ballots, but may eventually be considered by the Veterans Committee.

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 elected in subsequent elections are indicated in italics. The 11 candidates whoe received less than 5% of the vote, thus becoming ineligible for future BBWAA consideration, are indicated with a *.

Player Votes Percent
Reggie Jackson 396 93.6
Phil Niekro 278 65.7
Orlando Cepeda 252 59.6
Tony Perez 233 55.1
Steve Garvey 176 41.6
Tony Oliva 157 37.1
Ron Santo 155 36.6
Jim Kaat 125 29.6
Dick Allen 70 16.5
Ken Boyer 69 16.3
Minnie Miñoso 67 15.8
Joe Torre 63 14.9
Luis Tiant 62 14.7
Bobby Bonds 45 10.6
Mickey Lolich 43 10.2
Thurman Munson 40 9.5
Vada Pinson 38 9.0
Vida Blue 37 8.7
Curt Flood 36 8.5
Rusty Staub 32 7.6
George Foster 29 6.9
Bill Madlock* 19 4.5
Ron Cey* 8 1.9
Doug DeCinces* 2 0.5
Davey Lopes* 2 0.5
Andre Thornton* 2 0.5
Bill Campbell* 1 0.2
Rick Burleson* 0 0.0
Cecil Cooper* 0 0.0
Gary Matthews* 0 0.0
Hal McRae* 0 0.0
Darrell Porter* 0 0.0

The newly-eligible players included 27 All-Stars, twelve of whom were not included on the ballot, representing a total of 78 All-Star selections. Among the new candidates were 14-time All-Star Reggie Jackson, 10-time All-Star Steve Garvey, 6-time All-Star Ron Cey and 5-time All-Star Cecil Cooper. The field included two MVPs (Jackson and Garvey) and one Rookie of the Year (Gary Matthews).

Players eligible for the first time who were not included on the ballot were: Len Barker, Dale Berra, Ray Burris, Dan Driessen, Mike Easler, Jamie Easterly, Mike Fischlin, George Frazier, Johnny Grubb, Moose Haas, Al Holland, Tom Hume, Clint Hurdle, Ruppert Jones, Lee Lacy, Ken Landreaux, Gary Lavelle, Johnnie LeMaster, Aurelio Lopez, Rick Manning, Charlie Moore, Jorge Orta, Tom Paciorek, Lenn Sakata, Joe Sambito, Bob Shirley, Roy Smalley, Sammy Stewart, U L Washington, and Rob Wilfong.

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