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The lone Hall of Fame baseball player to be born in the state of Idaho is Harmon Killebrew.  Killebrew was born in Payette, ID in 1936.  He was voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY in 1984.

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In 2001, Dave Winfield became the first player elected into the National Baseball Hall Of Fame that would wear a San Diego Padres logo on his plaque.

Winfield Plaque

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When Hall of Famer Bob Feller threw a no-hitter on April 30, 1946 versus the New York Yankees, future Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Lemon was playing center field for the Indians.

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Hall of Fame Pitcher Early Wynn led all pitchers in strikeouts during the 1950’s.  From 1950-1959, Wynn struck out 1,544 batters while pitching for both the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.

Early Wynn

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Of all of the players inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame, it was Lloyd Waner who in 1927 collected 223 hits on the season but only connected for 25 extra base hits.  He is the most recent HOF’er to gather 200 hits in a season and have 25 or fewer go for extra bases.

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The first Cuban-born inductee to the National Baseball Hall Of Fame was Tony Perez.  Perez was inducted into Cooperstown in 2000.

Tony Perez

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Only two Hall of Famers ended their careers with home runs in their final at-bats – Mickey Cochrane (1937) and Ted Williams (1960).

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Luis Aparicio was the first Venezuelan-born major league baseball player to be elected into the National Baseball Hall Of Fame.  He was inducted in 1984, on his 6th ballot.

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The player to lead the American League in home runs during the decade of the 1940’s was Hall of Famer, Ted Williams.

Williams missed the 1943, 1944, and 1945 baseball seasons, but he was still able to lead the league for the decade with his 234 home runs. 

Detroit’s Rudy York finished in second place with 189 homers, and he played all ten seasons.

Ted Williams

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From 1903-1914, Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson won at least 20 games in each baseball season played.  His win totals per year ranged from 22-37 victories.

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