On February 1 1970 — The Veterans Committee selects former Commissioner Ford Frick and former players Earle Combs and Jesse Haines to the Hall of Fame.

Haines 210-158 (.571) record during his 18 years with the St. Louis Cardinals and pitched in four World Series. The Card split the series and he was 3-1 with  1.67 ERA.

Earle Combs spent his entire career with the Yankees accumulated 1,866 hits and batted .325 over 12 seasons. He lead the league in triples 3 times and hits once, he played in 4 World Series with the Yankees winning it all in 3 of them. He was a .350 hitter in series play.

Frick was commissioner from 1951 to 1965, but he is best remembered for suggesting that an asterisk be placed next to the name of anyone who broke Babe Ruth’s home run record during the eight additional games on the schedule in 1961. However it was Frick who campaigned for a Hall of Fame that would honor baseball’s greatest baseball players when he became the National League president in 1934.

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