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First-Year electees
 Player
Year
Tom Glavine 2014
Greg Maddux 2014
Frank Thomas 2014
Rickey Henderson 2009
Tony Gwynn 2007
Cal Ripken Jr. 2007
Wade Boggs 2005
Dennis Eckersley 2004
Paul Molitor 2004
Eddie Murray 2003
Ozzie Smith 2002
Dave Winfield 2001
Kirby Puckett 2001
George Brett 1999
Nolan Ryan 1999
Robin Yount 1999
Mike Schmidt 1995
Steve Carlton 1994
Reggie Jackson 1993
Tom Seaver 1992
Rod Carew 1991
Joe Morgan 1990
Jim Palmer 1990
Carl Yastrzemski 1989
Johnny Bench 1989
Willie Stargell 1988
Willie McCovey 1986
Lou Brock 1985
Brooks Robinson 1983
Frank Robinson 1982
Hank Aaron 1982
Bob Gibson 1981
Al Kaline 1980
Willie Mays 1979
Ernie Banks 1977
Mickey Mantle 1974
Warren Spahn 1973
Sandy Koufax 1972
Stan Musial 1969
Ted Williams 1966
Bob Feller 1962
Jackie Robinson 1962
HALL OF FAME INFORMATION
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Inductees by position
First-year electees
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Eligibility & committee members

This Day in Baseball History:
September 23, 1908 > Fred Merkle of the New York Giants commits one of the most famous gaffes in baseball history. Merkle is standing on first base when Al Bridwell singles in the bottom of the ninth, driving home Harry McCormick with what appears to be the winning run against the Cubs. But Merkle is called out when he fails to touch second base, negating the run and causing the game to end in a tie. The mistake jumps up to bite Merkle when both the Giants and Cubs finish the season with identical records, and are forced to replay the game. The Cubs win the rematch, 4-2, to take the NL pennant.