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In Baseball's first Hall of Fame class, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Honus Wagner, and Babe Ruth were inducted as five of the finest players of the era controlling the election ballots in 1936.Who is the oldest living player in the Baseball Hall of Fame?
Upon the death of former New York Yankees executive and American League president Lee MacPhail in November 2012, Doerr became the oldest living member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. He became the oldest living former Red Sox player upon the death of Lou Lucier in October 2014.How do baseball players get in the Hall of Fame?
Players meeting these qualifications must pass through a screening committee , and are then voted on by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA). Each writer may vote for up to 10 players; to be admitted into the Hall of Fame, a player must be approved by 75% of those casting ballots.Was Jackie Robinson inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?
Jackie Robinson, the first Black player to break the color barrier in professional baseball, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on this day. Robinson first played with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.