January 27, 2005. Cooperstown, NY. After nine failed appearances on the ballot, Tommy John has finally broken through and was elected into the Hall of Fame on his tenth try, with 84% of the total votes. John won 288 games, but some say his 231 losses may have kept him off of earlier ballots. 3,000 hit hopeful Robin Yount will have to wait another year after receiving a disappointing 68% of the votes.
Here are John’s highlights:
Here are the full results of the voting this year: