On December 7, 1939 — 1939 – Lou Gehrig‚ age 36‚ is unanimously elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame‚ the sole choice this year. The five-year waiting period is waived for the “Iron Horse”.

 


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Sources:

Baseball Reference December 7
SABR Games Project
Hall of Fame
National Pastime December 7
Replay The Game
Retro Sheet