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History

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Inductees by position
 Position
Number
First Base 21
Second Base 21
Shortstop 24
Third Base 16
Left Field 21
Center Field 23
Right Field 24
Catcher 16
Designated Hitter 1
Pitcher 77
Pioneers/Executives 33
Managers 20
Umpires 10
HALL OF FAME INFORMATION
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This Day in Baseball History:
July 7, 1948 > The Cleveland Indians sign 42-year-old Negro League legend Satchel Paige to a contract, making him the oldest rookie in Major League history. Although many dismiss the move as a publicity stunt, Paige silences the critics by going 6-1 with a 2.48 ERA. He will be elected to the Hall of Fame in 1971.