Baseballs

Jan. 22, 1969

Stan Musial and Roy Campanella were announced as the year’s two Baseball Hall of Fame inductees. For Musial, it was a bit more special: He was the fourth player gaining induction in his first year on the ballot.

That doesn’t include the Hall of Famers inducted when the shrine in Cooperstown opened in 1939.

The last man to become a Hall of Famer in his first time on the ballot: Ted Williams, in the Class of 1966.

In fact. Williams was the Class of 1966. He received 93.4 percent of the votes.

Candidates must receive 75 percent of the votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America.

It has been suggested that writers outside Boston liked Williams, who was at war with some members of the Red Sox press corps.