According the the Social Security Death Index Red Patterson died 2/10/1992. Here is a link to part of an obit I found from the L.A. Times - http://articles.latimes.com/1992-02-11/sports/sp-1666_1_public-relations-people
No one was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year. This has only happened eight times in history.
Ted Williams was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1966, his first year of eligibility.
Satchel Paige was introducted into the hall of fame in 1971. He was the first African American to be introducted into the baseball hall of fame.
Roberto Clemente was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973.
Mickey Mantle was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 1974
Stan "The Man" Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969.
The Baseball Hall of Fame opened officially on June 12, 1939. See http://web.baseballhalloffame.org/museum/history.jsp for more information.
Jackie Robinson was inducted into the Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall of Fame in 1962, his first year on the ballot, receiving 124 votes.