TRIVIAL PURSUITS: The First Members of the Baseball Hall of Fame

January 29, 2013 – Who were the first members named to major league baseball’s National Baseball Hall of Fame?
By PS

They were: 

  • Tyrus R. (Ty) Cobb, center fielder, Detroit Tigers; 
  • Walter P. Johnson, pitcher, Washington Senators; 
  • Christopher (Christy) Mathewson, pitcher, New York Giants; 
  • George H. (Babe) Ruth, right fielder, New York Yankees; and  
  • John P. (Honus) Wagner. shortstop, Pittsburgh Pirates. 

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