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1936 - 1939 The inaugural Hall of Fame election results were announced in the media on Feb. 2, 1936, and featured Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner as the Class of 1936.Who was the first inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?
On January 29, 1936, the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elects its first members in Cooperstown, New York: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson and Walter Johnson.When are Baseball Hall of Famers elected?
(National Baseball Hall of Fame Library) However, while the first five electees were technically decided on that day, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum recognizes Feb. 2, 1936 as the players’ official date of election when an Associated Press wire story was broadcast to the world via the Sunday newspapers. Your Memories. Your Heroes.How many people are in the Baseball Hall of Fame?
The Hall of Fame is comprised of 323 elected members. Included are 226 former major league players, 30 executives, 35 Negro Leaguers, 22 managers and 10 umpires.