There is no NBA Hall of Fame. George Mikan was the first NBA player inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959.
Bill Russell was inducted in 1975.
Jackie Robinson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1962.
Christy Mathewson was inducted in the inaugural Hall of Fame class in 1936 - and he died in 1925.
Jackie Robinson entered the hall of fame in 1962.
Ferguson Jenkins was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the BBWAA in 1991.
The first African American inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame was Jackie Robinson in 1962.
Jackie Robinson, 1962. Also he was the first player ever to be inducted in his first year of eligibility
The first player was WR Lance Alworth who played with the Chargers from 1962-1970 and was inducted in 1978.
Frank "Silent Frank" Hinkey was the first player inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He was inducted in 1951 and was an end for Yale University.