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Baseball Hall of Famers!

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Now hear is a great story for you.  Old Timers still relevant.  A baseball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie Collins and Pete Alexander “” in 1939, at their induction ceremony into the Baseball Hall of Fame “” just sold for $623,369. “That crushes the record of $345,000 for a signed baseball, set in 2013 for a Ruth-Gehrig ball.”  The only original inductee who was living at the time “who didn’t sign the ball was Lou Gehrig, who on that day was headed to the Mayo Clinic … [H]e’d been diagnosed with ALS, the disease that would end his career, take his life and unofficially bear his name.”

See these baseball greats below.  On June 12, 1939, legends line up at the first induction ceremony of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.  Front row, left to right: Eddie Collins, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, Cy Young.  Rear row: Honus Wagner, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Tris Speaker, Napoleon Lajoie, George Sisler and Walter Johnson.

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