1939: The Baseball Hall of Fame is dedicated in Cooperstown, N.Y. Roughly 25 players were inducted when the Hall of Fame opened, including the inaugural class of 1936, which featured Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson. Here, some of those players are seen gathered for the Hall's opening. Back row: Wagner, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Tris Speaker, Nap Lajoie, George Sisler and Johnson. Seated: Eddie Collins, Ruth, Connie Mack and Cy Young.