Baseball Hall of Fame in History

Events in Sport


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1928-09-03 Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,191th & final career hit

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1936-01-29 1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson

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1937-01-19 Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

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1938-09-13 Alexander Cartwright is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Inventor of Modern Baseball Alexander Cartwright
Inventor of Modern Baseball
Alexander Cartwright
  • 1939-06-12 Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown NY
  • 1951-01-26 Mel Ott & Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1952-01-31 Harry Heilmann & Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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1956-01-26 Hank Greenberg & Joe Cronin are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

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1962-01-24 Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1963-01-27 Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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1964-02-02 Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame - Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • 1965-01-31 Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1967-01-29 Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1968-01-23 Joe Medwick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1968-01-28 Goose Goslin & Kiki Cuyler elected to baseball Hall of Fame

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1969-01-22 Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1969-02-02 Stan Coveleski & Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1970-02-01 Ford Frick, Earle Combs & Jesse Haines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1970-07-27 L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, & Jesse Haines enter Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1971-01-31 Dave Bancroft & George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1971-02-09 Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball hall of fame
  • 1973-01-24 Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1973-02-01 Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame

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1973-08-06 Roberto Clemente & Warren Spahn inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • 1975-02-10 William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1976-02-02 Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom & umpire Cal Hubbard elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1977-01-31 Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, & Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1978-01-30 Addie Joss & Larry MacPhail elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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1979-01-23 Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1979-03-07 Warren Giles & Hack Wilson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1981-03-11 Johnny Mize & Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1985-03-06 Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1985-07-28 L Brock, Enos Slaughter, A Vaughan, & H Wilhelm inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1987-01-14 Catfish Hunter & Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1987-07-26 Catfish Hunter Billy Williams & Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1988-01-12 Willie Stargell (Pitts Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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1989-01-09 Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1990-01-09 Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1991-02-26 Bill Veeck & Tony Lazzeri elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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1993-08-01 Reggie Jackson enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1994-01-12 Steve Carlton (Phillies) elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1994-02-25 Phil Rizzuto elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1996-01-08 For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1998-01-06 Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 2015-01-06 Randy Johnson, Pedro Martínez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

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2017-01-18 Baseball Hall of Fame adds Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1880-07-27 Joseph Tinker, baseball Hall of Famer, 1/3 of fame double play combo
  • 1894-08-03 Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1899-11-11 Harold "Pie" Traynor, baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates)
  • 1900-10-16 [Leon] Goose Goslin, baseball hall of famer (AL bat champ 1928)
  • 1903-04-06 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher (.320 avg)
  • 1905-10-12 Rick Ferrell, baseball Hall of Fame catcher
  • 1919-02-25 Monty Irvin, baseball hall of famer (NY Giants)
  • 1920-01-06 Early Wynn, Hartford Ala, baseball Hall of famer (pitcher)
  • 1934-12-19 Al Kaline, baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Deaths in Sport

  • 1951-07-09 Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Det), dies at 56
  • 1962-06-28 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher, dies at 59
  • 1967-07-21 Jimmy Foxx, baseball hall of famer (Det Tigers/534 HRs), dies at 59
  • 1977-10-17 [Robert] Cal Hubbard, American football and baseball player and umpire (only person in football and baseball Hall of Fame), dies at 77
  • 1981-10-04 Freddie Lindstrom, Major League Baseball Hall of famer (b. 1905)

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2002-07-05 Ted Williams, baseball hall of famer and last player to bat over.400 in a single season (Boston Red Sox) dies at 84

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams