On January 29, 1936, the first players were elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The inductees included Honus Wagner, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson.
The Corsicana (Texas) Daily Sun published the following photo illustration and story a few weeks later.
“Players and sportswriters voting in the poll to select players meriting places in baseball’s hall of fame at Cooperstown, N.Y., could agree on only five men — although scheduled to pick ten — to represent the period from 1900 to the present day.
Top choice was Ty Cobb (foreground), the ‘Georgia Peach,’ who set a staggering assortment of records in his stormy playing career with the Detroit Tigers. He received 222 votes, only four short of unanimous.
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