Gordon, who was the AL MVP in 1942, is the first University of Oregon baseball player to make it to Cooperstown.
Gordon is the fourth player from a Pac-10 school to make the Hall of Fame, the other three are:
Reggie Jackson (Arizona State)
Jackie Robinson (UCLA)
Tom Seaver (USC)
Players who started their careers prior to 1942 were voted on by a panel of 12. Players who started after 1942 were voted on by the 64 living members of the Hall of Fame.
Results of the 2008 Post-1942 Players Ballot (48 votes needed for election): Santo (39 votes, 60.9 percent), Jim Kaat (38, 59.4 percent), Tony Oliva (33, 51.6 percent), Gil Hodges (28, 43.8 percent), Joe Torre (19, 29.7 percent), Maury Wills (15, 23.4 percent), Luis Tiant (13, 20.3 percent), Vada Pinson (12, 18.8 percent), Al Oliver (nine, 14.1 percent), Dick Allen (seven, 10.9 percent).
Results of the 2008 Pre-1943 Players Ballot (nine votes needed for election): Gordon (10 votes, 83.3 percent), Allie Reynolds (eight, 66.7 percent), Wes Ferrell (six, 50.0 percent), Mickey Vernon (five, 41.7 percent), Deacon White (five, 41.7 percent), Bucky Walters (4, 33.3 percent), Sherry Magee (three, 25.0 percent), Bill Dahlen, Carl Mays and Vern Stephens (fewer than three).