Jackie Robinson entered the hall of fame in 1962.
There were players in the Hall of Fame prior to 1962. Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson were both elected in 1962.
In 1971 the Baseball Hall of Fame Special Committee on Negro Leagues, elected Satchel Paige to the H of F. Paige became the first Aferican American pitcher to be elected to the H of F.
Jackie Robinson, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947 to 1956, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1962 -- his first year of eligibility in 1962. Interestingly, the great Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller was inducted at the same time. Feller had been critical of Robinson through the years and once said that the Dodgers great had "football shoulders and couldn't hit an inside pitch to save his neck."
John Stockton (retired) of the Utah Jazz was inducted into the NBA Basketball Hall of Fame on April 6, 2009.
Ferguson Jenkins in 1991
The first African American inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame was Jackie Robinson in 1962.
Babe Ruth was one of the first playes to be inducted in to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.
first woman inducted into baseball hall of fame.
Warren Moon ========== Warren Moon, one of only two people to be inducted into both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Bud Grant is the other) was a rookie with the Edmonton Eskimos in 1978. In 1964, however, Tom Casey became the first black player inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
Ty Cobb was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.
Reggie Jackson was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1993, on his first ballot with 93.6% of the vote.
Jackie Robinson, 1962. Also he was the first player ever to be inducted in his first year of eligibility