Jackie Robinson, 1962. Also he was the first player ever to be inducted in his first year of eligibility
Ferguson Jenkins in 1991
No, but he was the first from his country to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
She was the first professional softball player
Christy Mathewson was inducted in the inaugural Hall of Fame class in 1936 - and he died in 1925.
no, softball came first
Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson were the first players all inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1936.Jackie Robinson in 1962.
The first African American inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame was Jackie Robinson in 1962.