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Inductees by position
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
Inductees by year
Inductees by position
First-year electees
Voting percentages
Eligibility & committee members

This Day in Baseball History:
December 8, 1939 > Yankee legend Lou Gehrig is elected to the Hall of Fame. His induction comes only months after the worsening effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- later to be known as "Lou Gehrig's disease" -- force him to end his magnificent playing career. A year and a half later, the illness will claim his life.