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Inductees by position
 Position
Number
First Base 21
Second Base 21
Shortstop 24
Third Base 16
Left Field 21
Center Field 23
Right Field 24
Catcher 16
Designated Hitter 1
Pitcher 77
Pioneers/Executives 33
Managers 20
Umpires 10
HALL OF FAME INFORMATION
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First-year electees
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Eligibility & committee members

This Day in Baseball History:
February 13, 1974 > James "Cool Papa" Bell is elected to the Hall of Fame. Remembered for his legendary footspeed and switch-hitting prowess, Bell becomes the fifth former Negro League star -- after Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard and Monte Irvin -- to earn induction to the Hall.