[1/15/2018] Matsui, Kanemoto, Hara make it into the Hall of Fame

Players Division

Committee Members 376
Voting Members 368
Valid Votes 368
Required Votes (75%) 276

Vote Results

Name JPN Name ENG Votes Percentage
松井 秀喜 Matsui, Hideki 336 91.3%
金本 知憲 Kanemoto, Tomoaki 278 75.5%
立浪 和義 Tatsunami, Kazuyoshi 242 65.8%
高津 臣吾 Takatsu, Shingo 169 45.9%
佐藤 義則 Sato, Yoshinori 140 38.0%
川相 昌弘 Kawai, Masahiro 132 35.9%
野村 謙二郎 Nomura, Kenjiro 105 28.5%
T. ローズ Rhodes, Tuffy 84 22.8%
小久保 裕紀 Kokubo, Hiroki 80 21.7%
桑田 真澄 Kuwata, Masumi 78 21.2%
石井 琢朗 Ishii, Takuro 71 19.3%
城島 健司 Jojima, Kenji 52 14.1%
佐々岡 真司 Sasaoka, Shinji 35 9.5%
田口 壮 Taguchi, So 29 7.9%
赤星 憲広 Akahoshi, Norihiro 20 5.4%
A. カブレラ Cabrera, Alex 10 2.7%
斉藤 和巳 Saito, Kazumi 10 2.7%

Note: At forty-three years and seven months, Matsui became the youngest person to make it into the Hall of Fame. The previous record of forty-five years and four months was held by Hideo Nomo.

Expert Division

Committee Members 127
Voting Members 122
Valid Votes 122
Required Votes (75%) 92

Vote Results

Name JPN Name ENG Votes Percentage
原 辰徳 Hara, Tatsunori 96 78.7%
権藤 博 Gondo, Hiroshi 80 65.6%
R.バース Bass, Randy 57 46.7%
田淵 幸一 Tabuchi, Koichi 50 41.0%
柴田 勲 Tabuchi, Koichi 30 24.6%
大沢 啓二 Osawa, Keiji 29 23.8%
足立 光宏 Adachi, Mitsuhiro 28 23.0%
加藤 秀司 Kato, Hideji 28 23.0%
土橋 正幸 Dobashi, Masayuki 27 22.1%
長池 徳士 Nagaike, Tokuji 24 19.7%
松岡 弘 Matsuoka, Hiromu 16 13.1%
岡田 彰布 Okada, Akinobu 12 9.8%
中畑 清 Nakahata, Kiyoshi 11 9.0%
新井 宏昌 Arai, Hiromasa 10 8.2%

Special Division

Committee Members 14
Voting Members 14
Valid Votes 14
Required Votes (75%) 11

Voting Results

Name JPN Name ENG Votes
瀧 正男 Taki, Masao 13
脇村 春夫 Wakimura, Haruo 9
岡田 功 Okada, Isao 5
石井 連蔵 Ishii, Renzo 3
谷村 友一 Tanimura, Tomoichi 3
前田 祐吉 Maeda, Yukichi 3
水島 新司 Mizushima, Shinji 3
神田 順治 Kanda, Junji 0
富澤 宏哉 Tomizawa, Hiroya 0
松原 徹 Matsubara, Toru 0

Source: NPB 1/15/2018, HoF announcement, HoF Press Release (pdf, English), HoF Player Bios (Japanese)

Comment on "[1/15/2018] Matsui, Kanemoto, Hara make it into the Hall of Fame"

  • mustardman

    It’s ridiculous that Tuffy Rhodes didn’t get in… getting only 84 votes. The guy has almost as many home runs as Kanemoto, despite playing about 1,000 fewer games. Rhodes also batted .286, drove in more than 1200 runs and collected nearly 2,000 hits in Japan. If those aren’t HOF numbers, I don’t know what are. The only reason he’s not in the HOF is racism, I think. Can’t come up with another reason why.

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