|Year of Induction|
|Teams||Athletics, Blues, Browns, Colonels, Senators, Spiders|
|Positions||Center Field, Outfield, Right Field|
On April 24, 1901 right fielder Ollie Pickering of the Cleveland Blues became the first batter in the history of the American League.
"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball…"
~Jacques Barzun, 1954